Jessica Laser was born and raised in Chicago. She is the author of three books of poems, The Goner School (University of Iowa Press, forthcoming 2024), Planet Drill (Futurepoem Books, 2022), winner of the Other Futures Award, and Sergei Kuzmich from All Sides (Letter Machine Editions, 2019). She holds degrees from Brown University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and is completing a PhD in English at The University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at Claremont McKenna College.