Jess E. Jelsma

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Jess E. Jelsma is a writer and PhD student living in Ohio. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Chicago Tribune, Post Road, The Normal School, Indiana Review, and other publications. Find her online at or @JessEJelsma.


Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The Trouble with Angels: Taming a Halo of Unruly Hair

“In the beauty parlor, I watch my ringlets collect like dark, bushy tumbleweeds on the checkered floor.”

Sep 21, 2017