Jennifer Burd has a lifelong fascination with metaphor and its transformative effect in writing and other works of art. She has been writing poems since childhood; in addition to literature, she cites film, visual art, and dance among the influences on her work. She has had poems published in numerous literary journals as well as in the 2013 anthology The Way North, published by Wayne State University Press. Her full-length books include Body and Echo (poetry) and Daily Bread: A Portrait of Homeless Men & Women of Lenawee County, Michigan (creative nonfiction). Her new full-length poetry collection, Day's Late Blue, is scheduled for publication in July 2017 by Cherry Grove Editions. She has also co-written a children's play, "I Can Hear the Sun," based on the Patricia Polacco picture book of the same name, which was produced by Wild Swan Theatre (Ann Arbor, Michigan) in 2015. Burd holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington and currently works as an editor and writer for HighScope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Michigan.