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Jessica Wilson

Author's Bio

Hostess and Founder of Writers' Row: Downtown LA's Official Written Art Showcase, SoapBox Poets Open Mic, Writer Wednesdays, and the NoHo Salon. She is the Los Angeles Organizer for 100 Thousand Poets for Change and Founder of the one and only Los Angeles Poet Society! Jessica teaches for California Poets in the Schools at a Poet-teacher. (http://cpits.org/pt/los%20angeles/jessica-wilson.html) Newly published in anthology In the Company of Women by Edgar & Lenore's Publishing House, 2012 "Viva La Poetry", A feature on Jessica M. Wilson written by Apryl Skies for Examiner Magazine: http://www.examiner.com/poetry-in-los-angeles/jessica-wilson-viva-la-poetry An article written on Jessica's series, Writer Wednesdays by the NoHo Arts District E-zine, http://nohoartsdistrict.com/index.php/north-hollywood-news/item/1671-the-spirit-of-the-beats-and-the-beatnik#.UTfwHRyG26_ A Poet from East Los Angeles, CA, Jessica holds her Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Otis College, and a BA in both Creative Writing and Art History from UC Riverside. Her heart is to build a universal community of literary goodness in Los Angeles! She is a Beat girl, true and true.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
In the Company of Women (Edgar and Lenore's Publishing House, 2012)
Anthologies:
Revolutionary Poets Brigade: Los Angeles (Vagabond Press, 2016)
Journals:
Mosaic, Mosaic Magazine, poeticdiversity, StickYourNeckOut
Prizes:
New Directions Scholar for Creative Writing, 2002, University of California

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
In the Company of Women, Jazz Poets Anthology, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry by S. A. Griffin, An Empire for 1 Poem by Antonieta Villamil, Men in the Company of Women
Favorite Books:
Wilderness Volume 1: poems of Jim Morrison, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novels, Woodcuts of Women, No More Masks, Wilderness, Works of Poe
Favorite Authors:
Edgar Allan Poe, Maurya Simon, Jim Morrison, Laurell K. Hamilton, Arab Poets of Andalusia, Rick Lupert, Allen Ginsberg, Marquis de Sade, Bram Stoker, Pete Justus, S. A. Griffin, Frank O'Hara

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Listing last updated: October 16, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in:
CA

Upcoming Readings and Workshops

  • October 22, 2014
    North Hollywood Arts District (Panel/Performance/Reading)
    North Hollywood, CA
  • October 22, 2014
    Literary Lane Portico (Performance/Reading)
    North Hollywood, CA

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