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Jessica Gleason

Author's Bio

Jessica Gleason writes because Bukowski no longer can. Gleason has one published novel, "Madison Murphy, Wisconsin Weirdo" and a poetry collection, "Sundown on this Town" which is available from Popcorn Press. If you want to read more of her work, google her. You can find poems, prose and samples of her novel all over the internet, but you have to work for it. She also, occasionally, likes to sleep in a Star Trek uniform and has mastered The Song of Time on her Ocarina. Jessica has a BA in English Writing and an MFA in Creative Writing. She has been a career college instructor since 2008.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Madison Murphy, Wisconsin Weirdo (Champagne Books, 2010)
Chapbooks:
Sundown on this Town (Popcorn Press, 2014)
Anthologies:
Something's Brewing (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014), Storm Cycle (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014), Insert Coin Here (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013)
Journals:
Carcinogenic Poetry, Fickle Muses, Misfits' Miscellany, Nefarious Ballerina, Now Playing @ Citizens for Decent Literature, Postcard Shorts, Rusty Truck, Short, Fast, and Deadly, The Idiom, The Muse, The Writer's Eye, Verse Wisconsin
Prizes:
Angela Peckinpaugh Award For Superior Student Writing, Creative Writing, 2nd Place, UWW 2004 Angela Peckinpaugh Award For Superior Student Writing, Literary Criticism, Honorable Mention, UWW, 2005

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Children of The Revolution by Dustin Manley, I Hunt Killers
Favorite Books:
Another Fine Myth The Rooming House Madrigals Anthem Catcher in the Rye A Bad Spell in Yurt
Favorite Authors:
Robert Asprin, C. Dale Britain, Charles Bukowski, Antler, Laurie Notaro, David Sedaris, Kim Harrison, Karen Chance

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: April 16, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
No
Identifies as:
Italian American, Pacific Islander
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Oak Park, IL
Raised in:
Lake Geneva, WI, WI

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