Jessica Nelson
Affiliated with Professional Writing
Biography

Jessica Hendry Nelson is the author of If Only You People Could Follow Directions (Counterpoint Press, February 2014), which was selected as a best debut book by the Indies Introduce New Voices program, the Indies Next List by the American Booksellers' Association, and named a Best Book of 2014 by Kirkus Review. It is currently a finalist for the Vermont Book Award. Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Columbia Journal, Crab Orchard Review, PANK, The Rumpus, Drunken Boat and elsewhere. In addition to Champlain College, Nelson also teaches at the low-residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. She serves as the Managing & Nonfiction editor of Green Mountains Review.