Jessica Gleason

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Jessica Gleason writes because Bukowski no longer can. Gleason has two published novels, "Madison Murphy, Wisconsin Weirdo" and "Damned Before Breakfast" 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 & Prizes


Damned Before Dawn (Champagne Books, 2015)
Madison Murphy, Wisconsin Weirdo Re-Print (Champagne Books, 2014)
Madison Murphy, Wisconsin Weirdo (Champagne Books, 2010)
Fickle Muses
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Short, Fast, and Deadly


Life is a Roller Coaster (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2015)
Petals in The Pan (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2015)
Storm Cycle (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2015)
A Touch of Saccharine (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014)
Something's Brewing (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014)
Storm Cycle (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014)
Tic Toc (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014)
Insert Coin Here (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013)
The Idiom Volumes 2 & 3 (Idiom, 2011)
Sundown on this Town (Popcorn Press, 2014)
Journals: , ,
Horror Sleaze Trash
Misfits' Miscellany
Nefarious Ballerina
Now Playing @ Citizens for Decent Literature
Origami Condom
Postcard Shorts
Rusty Truck
Short, Fast, and Deadly
The Idiom
The Writer's Eye
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Verse Wisconsin
Visceral Uterus
Prizes won: 

Havik 1st place poetry, 2018

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: 
Kent Montana and the Really Ugly Thing From Mars by Lionel Fenn, The Fuller's Apprentice by Angela Holder, Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

More Information

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Italian American, Pacific Islander
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Born in: 
Oak Park
Raised in: 
Lake Geneva, WI, WI
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Last update: Sep 16, 2020