“Jessica Hiemstra knows how hard and dark the world can be and she is willing to take you there. One minute your warm heart glows with tenderness, the next, not so tender at all… Jessica Hiemstra … strums that nerve as though she were Johnny Cash, diet-pill rapid and ripped, beating the bejesus out of his wooden box of a guitar. Hiemstra has fine tuned that minor chord we bellow when we are all singing that song "loss."” - Michael Dennis, Today’s Book of Poetry.
Jessica writes and edits poems, essays and stories. She’s widely published in literary journals and has won several awards for her writing, and every time she finds the right words she’s surprised and happy.