Jennifer Bowen Hicks spent her formative years in rural West Texas, and her adult years in the Midwest. A writer, arts instructor, editor, and single mother of sons, Jennifer is the Founding Director of the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop (MPWW), which is the largest literary-arts-in corrections organization in the country. She teaches in prisons throughout the state. A Pushcart Prize-winning writer, Jennifer’s work appears in The Sun, Orion, Kenyon Review, The Rumpus, The Iowa Review, among others. She’s the former Nonfiction Editor for Hunger Mountain and she also edits creative prose. Jennifer is working on an essay collection about isolation and connection. She now lives in St. Paul.