Ösel Jessica Plante earned an MA and MFA in poetry from the University of North Texas and UNC Greensboro, respectively. In 2019 she completed a PhD from Florida State University. Her poetry and fiction can be found in Best New Poets 2018, Best Small Fictions 2016, blackbird, Adroit, Mississippi Review, and Passages North among other notable literary journals. She is also the winner of the 2018 Meridian Prize in poetry and a former Vermont Studio Center Fellow. More about her work can be found at oseljessicaplante.com. She grew up in New England.