Jody Kennedy’s writing and photography have been published or are forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Tin House Online, Electric Literature’s Okey-Panky, Rattle, CutBank, The Rumpus, The Sun, and The Georgia Review, among 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 the South of France. After a long hiatus from writing, she recently completed a memoir following a journey into a Catholic monastery 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.

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