Jessica Wilson

CA 91606

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. ( 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: An article written on Jessica's series, Writer Wednesdays by the NoHo Arts District E-zine, 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

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

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
In the Company of Women by
Jazz Poets Anthology by
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry by S. A. Griffin
An Empire for 1 Poem by Antonieta Villamil
Men in the Company of Women by

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Last updated: Apr 15, 2016