Jane McKinley is a Baroque oboist with degrees in music from Northwestern University and Princeton University. She is the author of Vanitas, winner of the 2011 Walt McDonald First-Book Award (Texas Tech University Press). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Georgia Review, Five Points, The Southern Review, Great River Review, Tar River Poetry, ONE ART, Able Muse, Baltimore Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. In March she was awarded a 2023 Fellowship by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She lives in Hopewell, New Jersey.