Jessica Hendry Nelson

Jessica Hendry Nelson

Assistant Professor
(804) 828-8329
Hibbs Hall 324 F


BA (English) University of New Hampshire
MFA (Creative Writing) Sara Lawrence College

Research/Teaching Focus

Creative writing (creative nonfiction)


A Literary Field Guide to Vermont’s Green Mountains (anthology/graphic)Ed. with Sean Prentiss and Julia Shipley. Athens: University of Georgia Press, [forthcoming].

Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writer’s Guide & Anthology (textbook).London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.

If Only You People Could Follow Directions(memoir/essays).​ Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint Press, 2014.

Recent/Selected Publications

“Sunday: A Travelogue.” Prairie Schooner, Winter 2017.

“Survival Instant.” Outlook Springs, Fall 2016.

“Indigo Girls: One Day Lost.”, June 2015.

“Rapture of the Deep.” 1966: The Rumpus, June 2015. .