Jessica Lanay is a poet, short fiction, and art writer. She currently lives in Pittsburgh and is originally from Key West, Florida. Her work focuses on architectures of interiority, escapism, and psychoanalysis. Her poetry has appeared in Sugar House Review, Fugue, A Bad Penny Review, The COMMON, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, and others. Her short fiction was most recently published in Tahoma Literary Review, and Black Candies. A short autobiographical essay was also published in Salt Hill Journal. Her art writing can be found in BOMB and ArtSlant. She is a Callaloo, Cave Canem, and Kimbilio Fellow. She is a 2018 recipient of a Millay Colony Residency.