Jennifer Grotz is the author of Window Left Open (Graywolf Press, 2016); The Needle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), and Cusp (Mariner Books, 2003). She is also the translator of Psalms of All My Days (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2015) by Patrice de La Tour du Pin. In 2017, she was named the seventh director of the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences. She is the first woman to lead the program since its founding in 1926.
A 2021 Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellow, she is professor of English at the University of Rochester.