jessie knoles is from a rural town in central illinois. her two chapbooks, CHASING OLD HAUNTS (pitymilk press) & ONCE I WAS MANY OTHER THINGS (bottlecap press), were published in 2018. she is a poetry editor emeritus for hobart and founding (poetry) editor for wohe lit.

she lives in urbana, illinois, where she recently completed her masters in library and information science. she specializes in archives and special collections, and has worked with community and organizational archives, illinois history, and literary manuscripts.

she likes amtrak rides, archival mysteries, being cozy, biking, cemeteries, community studies, cornfields, curiosity, estate sales, genealogy, getting mail, identifying birds, libraries, linen clothing, live folk bands, memory studies, the moon, mornings, museums, navel gazing, old cookbooks, porches, public media, reading, root vegetables, wanderlust.