Photo Credit: Jessica de Koninck

Jessica de Koninck

Current City, State, Country

Montclair, New Jersey, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Brooklyn, New York, USA


A long-time resident of Montclair, N.J, Jessica de Koninck is the author of one full length poetry collection, Cutting Room (Terrapin Books), and one chapbook, Repairs (Finishing Line Press). Her work has been featured on the Writer’s Almanac and Verse Daily. Jessica’s poems, reviews and articles appear in numerous publications. A retired school law attorney, she holds an M.F.A. from Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine, a B.A. from Brandeis and a J.D. from Boston University. Jessica co-edits ALTE, a multi-platform publication, serves on the Jewish Currents Council, and teaches in the M.P.A. program at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, N.J.

What is the relationship between Judaism and/or Jewish culture and your poetry?

My poetry is grounded in Jewish culture, history and Jewish texts. It is not religious; though it sometimes contains spiritual undertones. It is engaged with contemporary life. I hope my poems speak best for themselves.

Published Works

Cutting Room (Terrapin Books, 2016)
Repairs (chapbook; Finishing Line Press, 2006)

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Brandeis University, B.A.
Boston University School of Law, J.D.
Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine, M.F.A.

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