Jessi Jezewska Stevens is a writer of fiction and criticism. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, The Nation, The Cut, Harper’s Blog, 4Columns, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, BOMB, and elsewhere. She lives in New York, where she teaches fiction at Columbia University and Catapult.

Her debut novel, The Exhibition of Persephone Q, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in March 2020.

This David Hockney painting makes her happy.

This postcard, stolen from a museum gift shop, makes her even happier.