Jesse Ball is an American author of prose and poetry. His poem “Speech in a Chamber” was selected for The Best American Poetry of 2006 anthology. In 2011 he published his third novel, The Curfew.
"First, he says, you have to go out into the world. This is not a simple matter of going outside one's door. No, that is simply going out. That's what one does when one is on the way to the store to buy a loaf of bread, some cheese, and a bottle of wine. When one goes out into the world, one is shedding preconceptions of past paths and ideas of past paths, and trying to move freely through an unsubstantiated and new geography."