Jefferson Navicky was born in Chicago, and grew up in Southeastern Ohio. He is the author of the collection Antique Densities: Modern Parables & Other Experiments in Short Prose (Deerbrook Editions, 2021), as well as the poetry chapbooks Uses of a Library and Map of the Second Person. He is also author of a poetic novella, The Book of Transparencies (Kerpunk Press, 2018), and the story collection, The Paper Coast (Spuyten Duyvil Publishing, 2018). His work has been published in Smokelong Quarterly, Electric Literature, Beloit Poetry Journal, Tarpaulin Sky, and Fairy Tale Review. He is the archivist for the Maine Women Writers Collection, and teaches English at Southern Maine Community College. Jefferson lives on the coast of Maine with his wife and puppy.