Jessica is a poet living in Kent for the last 6 years. She lived most of her adult life in London. She was brought up in Mumbles, Wales. She has been writing for around 3 years and has been published widely, notably in Agenda, Interpreter’s House, Prole, Ink,Sweat and Tears, Antiphon, Clear, Obsessed with Pipework among others. She has a background in Biological Anthropology and currently works in Public Health.
Jess is passionate about spreading the love of poetry into local communities and is part of a number of local writers’ groups. She is an active member of the Kent and Sussex Poetry Stanza and has run local workshops for local arts festivals. She is part of Fractal, an artists’ collective of Poets, Photographers and Artists in Tunbridge Wells. Her first full collection will be available in 2018.
Reviews of The Swell (Telltale Press 2016)
The Swell (Telltale Press 2016)
‘Darshan’ published in The North issue 57 (January 2017)
‘Seder’ published in The Interpreter’s House issue 62 (February 2016)
‘The Lascaux Caves’ published in Agenda vol 49 (March 2016)
‘Milk’ published in Tears in the Fence Issue 64 (September 2016)
‘Beast’, winner of Paragram Poetry Prize 2016 judged by Claire Dyer