Jaya Stenquist has published work in Black Warrior Review, Mid American, The Rumpus, West Branch Wired, in English and Icelandic in ICEVIEW, Iron Horse Review and others.

A 2018/19 poetry fellow in the Loft Mentor Series and honorable mention in fiction, her work has recieved support from NES Artist Residency, the Loft Literary Center, Kunstnarhuset Messen, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. A two time recipient of the Nevin Prize from the Academy of American Poets, she was a winner of a 2014 Intro Journals Award from the Association of Writers and Poets. She completed an MFA at UW Madison as the Martha Meir Rank Distinguished Poetry Fellow and is currently a PhD student in the English Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches at UT Austin and as a teaching artist through the Austin Library Foundation.