Born in Jamaica, Jacqueline Bishop is now based between Miami and New York City. She is a writer and visual artist and author most recently of The Gift of Music & Song: Interviews With Jamaican Women Writers. Her book, The Gymnast & Other Positions, was awarded the 2016 OCM Bocas Award in Non-Fiction. She has published a novel and two collections of poems. As a visual artist she has had exhibitions in several countries. Awards she has received include the Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for short story writing, a year-long Fulbright grant to Morocco, a UNESCO/Fulbright Fellowship to Paris, and a Brown Foundation/Dora Maar visual arts award. She is an Associate Professor at New York University.