Writing

A selection of published works

Fiction:

“We Rise Up” Short Story of the Week in Narrative Magazine, Pushcart nominated

Excerpt from Zenith, my novel-in-progress, The The Poetry Blog

“Why the Pyres are Unlit” in Drunken Boat, the Romani Folio

Non-fiction:

Esmeralda Declines an Interview,” in The Missouri Review

“Twenty ‘Gypsy’ Women You Should Be Reading” in VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and translated into Spanish by Miguel Ángel Vargas for the Fundación Secretariado Gitano

“International Romani Day and the Necessary Integration of Romani Feminism,” RomArchive

Romani (Gypsy) Power in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Part 1 and Part II in The Expanded Universe, Fantasy Literature

“33 Life-Changing Books in Honor of International Women’s Day,” in Lit Hub, written collaboratively with the VIDA staff

A segment on Romani Literary Activism in What is Literary Activism? by Amy King, The Poetry Foundation

“Gypsy in Paris: Jazz Manouche at L’atelier Charonne” in Quail Bell Magazine

“Gypsy’s First Caravan” in Quail Bell Magazine

“The Symbiotic Magic of Yoga and Writing: Retreat, Ritual, and a Chat with the Women of the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop”  in Quail Bell Magazine

“Unite and Celebrate: International Roma Day & the Band of Roma” essay in Quail Bell Magazine

“Gypsy Soul: Romani fashion and the politics of dressing ‘Gypsy'”  essay in Quail Bell Magazine

“Real Gypsy Looks” photo shoot in Quail Bell Magazine

“Romani Looks, Romani Blood, Romani Challenges: Blond Gypsy Angels” essay in Quail Bell Magazine

“Halloween Savvy: Your Guide to the Sexiest (Smartest) Costume” in Quail Bell Magazine.

Image Source: Quail Bell Magazine,

Image Source: Quail Bell Magazine, “Gypsy’s First Caravan.”

Poetry:

“In the Oven” in Luna Luna Magazine

“Night and Night” in Luna Luna Magazine

“Gulls Calling Over Corcaigh” in Luna Luna Magazine

“Mina the Lotus” excerpted from Zenith in The The Poetry Blog

“First Exorcism” and “The Gargoyle Back Scratcher” in The The Poetry Blog

“Transfiguration of the Black Madonna” for the Political Punch series, published on The The Poetry Blog‘s Infoxicated Corner

“Murder and Tradition” for the Political Punch series, published on The The Poetry Blog‘s Infoxicated Corner

“Free Spirits” photo tale and poem in Quail Bell Magazine

“Hyssop in the Forest” in The Los Angeles Review, Issue 8

“Window” in Quail Bell Magazine

“Once the Singing Starts” in Quail Bell Magazine

“Mouth” in Quail Bell Magazine

“Blood Song” in Quail Bell Magazine

“The Augur” in Quail Bell Magazine

“Never the Crater” in Quail Bell Magazine

“Valley of the Thrushes” poetry video in The Poet Time and About the Poem video

“Ruby” poetry video in The Poet Time and About the Poem video

“Aztec Garden” in Arsenic Lobster

“Lorca” in Arsenic Lobster

“Symposium” in Arsenic Lobster

Interviews & Book reviews I’ve conducted:

“Baba’s Ghost: A Review of Alex Mahgoub’s ‘Baba’– a NY Fringe Festival Play” collabortively written with Viktor Pachas, plus video interview with Alex Mahgoub

“Jazz singer Tatiana Eva-Marie on the harmonious fusion of Romani ‘Gypsy’ music” in Quail Bell Magazine

“The Symbiotic Magic of Yoga and Writing: Retreat, Ritual, and a Chat with the Women of the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop”  in Quail Bell Magazine

“Anachronism and Collage in Magical Tales: Micah Dean Hicks’ Electricity and Other Dreams” interview and book review in Quail Bell Magazine

Interviews with Jeanne Larsen, T.J. Anderson III, Ian Hancock, and Christine Stoddard in The Southeast Review

Book Review of Nox by Anne Carson in The Southeast Review

Health and Recipes

“Natural [Romani] Cures That Are Backed By Actual Science,” Thrillist

“How to Eat Like a Real ‘Gypsy'” in The Daily Meal

“10 Ways to Make Health Drinks Less Boring” in The Daily Meal

“10 Smoothies for All-Day Energy” in The Daily Meal

“10 Reasons to Try a Juice Cleanse” in The Daily Meal

“10 Ways to Do a Juice Cleanse Healthily” in The Daily Meal

My Pizza Juice and Fragrant Juice in Emily Alford’s article “Expensive Juice Cleanses You Can DIY Cheaply at Home” in The Daily Meal

07-20-2013 Newberyport and Portsmouth (28)

photo credit: William Leith II

3 thoughts on “Writing

  1. Faten Ghoussaini says:

    Hello Jessica, My name is Faten Ghoussaini and I am currently in Granada doing research for my documentary, my film is about the gypsies, their music, cuevas and the influence of Moorish roots on it and I would like to get in touch with you. Please advise a way so I can contact you. Thank you in advance.

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