Laura Jo Hess is from St. Louis, Missouri and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA in poetry from The New School. Her work has been published in Barrow Street Journal, H.O.W. Journal, The American Review of Poetry, and decomP Magazine, among others. During the day, she manages projects and operations at Hyperakt, a social impact design studio in Gowanus. She is trying to live her best life.