Jody Kennedy’s poetry, essays, and short stories have been published or are forthcoming in Juked, DIAGRAM, Tin House Online, Electric Literature’s Okey-Panky, The Rumpus, and The Georgia Review, among others. Her photography has appeared in The Adirondack Review, Rattle, The Sun, and others. Originally from the Midwest, U.S., she holds a BA in English and creative writing from the University of Wisconsin and now lives in Provence, France. After a long hiatus from writing, she recently finished a memoir following a journey into a Catholic monastery in Paris and Strasbourg, France, where she had hoped her sex and love troubles were behind her and she would live happily ever after as a nun. She is at work on a second memoir (in essays) and a novel based on the story of her maternal grandmother and her grandmother’s first husband—a 1920s Saint Paul, Minnesota, gangster.