Jennifer Martelli was born and raised in Massachusetts, and graduated from Boston University (BA/BS) and The Warren Wilson M.F.A. Program for Writers (M.F.A.). Her work has appeared, or will appear, in the following publications: The Denver Quarterly, Folio, Calliope, Kalliope, The Mississippi Review, The Bellingham Review, Kindred, Bitterzoet, ZigZag Folio, The Inflectionist Review, Spry, and Sugar Water. She was a finalist for the Sue Elkind Poetry Prize and a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry. Her chapbook, “Apostrophe,” was published in 2011 by BigTable Publishing Company.