NAOMI JACKSON is the author of a novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill. Jackson studied fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She traveled to South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship, where she received an MA in creative writing from the University of Cape Town. She is a graduate of Williams College. Jackson’s writings have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, the Washington Post, Virginia Quarterly Review, Poets & Writers, and The Caribbean Writer. She is the recipient of residencies and fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Camargo Foundation, Bronx Council on the Arts, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Jackson is an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University–Newark. She lives in New York City with her family.
- The Best American Essays 2022 (pp. 287-288). HarperCollins.