Jill McDonough's poems have appeared in The Threepenny Review,The New Republic, and Slate. The recipient of fellowships from the NEA, the Fine Arts Work Center, Stanford’s Stegner Program and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, she has taught incarcerated college students through Boston University since 1999. Her first book of poems is Habeas Corpus, from Salt Publishing. Habeas Corpus, published in 2008, is fifty sonnets, each about an execution in American history. Her research took her to university libraries and historical societies around the country, for primary sources about some of the 20,000 people who have been tried and executed here since 1608.
The Storytelling Project is supported by the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford Introductory Studies, Stanford Continuing Studies, and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.