Jessica Ceballos


c/o Avenue 50 Studio 131 N. Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Author's Bio

Jessica Ceballos (y Campbell) is an indigenous me/xicana-afro-euskaldunak interdisciplinarian, poet, writer, artist, photographer, designer, community & arts advocate, instigator, agitator, and cultural wanderer born in Boyle Heights and raised mostly in Northeast LA. Her work is centered on exploring the intersections of art and personal narrative, and how those are affected by and inform the spaces we occupy and exist in. Her written work has been published in various journals and anthologies such as, Only Light Can Do That: 100 Post Election Poems, Stories, & Essays (PEN Center USA, Rattling Wall), Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles (Tia Chucha Press), Cultural Weekly, ATTN: (Further Other Book Works), Brooklyn & Boyle, and La Boga, to name a few. Some of her poems have been incorporated into the curriculum at UC San Marcos and UCLA's Department of Chicana/o Studies. She's had three chapbooks published: Gent Re Place Ing: A Response (Writ Large Press, 2016), End of the Road (2017), and Facilitating Spaces 101: Part I in the series, Equity in Community Building: The Arts. She's currently working on Happiest Place on Earth, a collection of poetry centered on a 1984 visit to Disneyland with her mother, while living under foster care.

Publications & Prizes

Only Light Can Do That: 100 Post Election Poems, Stories, & Essays (The Rattling Wall, 2016)
Coiled Serpent: Poets arising from the cultural quakes and shifts of Los Angeles (Tia Chucha Press, 2016)
Revolutionary Poets Brigade Anthology, Los Angeles (Vagabond Press, 2014)
Gentre De Placing: A Response (Writ Large Press, 2016)
Cultural Weekly
Edgar Allan Poet
Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal
Hinchas de Poesia

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
Feminist, Hispanic, Latino/Latina/Latinx, LGBTQ, Mexican, Mixed Race, Native American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Disability, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teenagers
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Born in: 
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in: 
Los Angeles , CA
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Last update: May 21, 2019