Jesica Davis (known at times as Jesica Carson Davis and j3s) grew up in Evanston, Illinois, and has lived in various cities including Sydney, Chicago, Berlin, Brooklyn, and Denver. Her work has appeared in The Laurel Review, Storm Cellar, Stoneboat, Zone 3, Columbia Poetry Review, After Hours, and other places. Her chapbook “Uttanasana” was published by StillBlackWater Press (1998), and she won Pilgrimage Press’s Tarantula Prize for Poetry (2019). She also works remotely as a technical writer for a software company.
Jesica is an Associate Editor for Inverted Syntax literary journal, collaborates with the .off collective, worked as a typesetter for the University of Chicago Press, learned bookbinding at Columbia College, and was the final Alice Maxine Bowie Fellow at Lighthouse Writers Workshop (2016-2017). She studied poetry at the University of Illinois and continued her education with workshops at The New School, NYU, Poets House, and other writing centers.
Her obsessions include the identification and transgression of borders and the performative nature of sequins. She's currently working on several manuscripts of poetry and an ongoing project making poemboxes, which sculpturally interpret her writing.
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