Jane McKinley is a Baroque oboist and artistic director of the Dryden Ensemble, a professional chamber music group. She is the author of Vanitas (Texas Tech University Press, 2011), which won the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize, and Mudman, forthcoming from Able Muse Press. Her work has appeared in Five Points, The Southern Review, Baltimore Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. In 2023 she was awarded a poetry fellowship by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.