Jamaica (she/her/hers) hails from Santa Cruz, CA by way of Seattle. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Prairie Schooner, World Literature Today, The Adroit Journal, The Missouri Review, and TriQuarterly, among others. She is a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, was the winner of the 2019 San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference Contest in Poetry, and was a runner up for the 2020 Tupelo Press Berkshire Prize. Her writing has been supported by Hedgebrook, Furious Flower, and the Jack Straw Writers program. Jamaica is currently pursuing her PhD in English at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a focus on creative writing, African Diaspora Literature, and Women and Gender Studies.