Jessica Denzer

Jessica is a writer and educator based in New York City.

Jessica Denzer received her B.A. in English Literature from Fordham University and her M.F.A. in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College.

She is a researcher in residence at the New York Public Library and writes fiction and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, and she supplies a range of editorial contributions to West Trade Review, L’Esprit Literary Review, and Four Way Review.

She is currently working on a novel and a collection of essays.

Works in progress

  • Mythologies: A Novel
  • The lines can be overwhelming: a collection of essays and sketches

Teaching Experience

  • Fordham University → Full-time Lecturer: Writing and Literature, 2022–Present
  • Fordham University → Adjunct Lecturer: Writing and Literature, 2015–2022
  • Cooper Union → Adjunct Instructor: Literature, 2022
  • Baruch College, (CUNY) → Adjunct Instructor: Literature, 2017–2022
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College →Adjunct Instructor: Writing, 2015–2017

Publications & Interviews

Editorial Work

  • West Trade Review, Assistant Fiction Editor
  • L’Espirit Literary Review, Associate Editor
  • Four Way Review, Contributing Editor


  • New York Public Library Wertheim Research Residency at the Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library

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All artwork by Jessica Denzer