Lectures and Essays
Jasmine Sierra is your resident witch-bitch currently residing in Seattle, WA with her newly-acquired MFA from Spalding University. A two-time 2020 Pushcart Nominee, her work has been featured in: Sante Fe Review, Peach Velvet Magazine, Winter Tangerine, Vagabond City Literature, Nepantla, and InSolidarity.
Lectures and Essays
The late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain once said in a 1991 interview that “the white man has ripped off the black man long enough.” In its original context, he meant this about white rappers, but this concept can be extended to most things black culture produces, including rock. To better understand what this phenomenon looks like, I will be studying the lyricism of both Kurt Cobain and Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter, the blues singer that helped to popularize the famous murder ballad “Where Did...
Extended critical analysis on a niche, contemporary poetry genre known as Gurlesque. Featured writers: Daphnie Gottlieb, Ai, Morgan Parker, Franny Choi, Kiki Petrosino, Carmen Machado. Cover: "Killing Floor" by AI
a 2412 chapbook / Nº4 "With its bewitching imagery and poignant disharmonies, Letters to Ghosts comes as an uncomfortable inquiry into one's identity and how this identity can actually have little or nothing to do with auto-determination."
Handmade chapbook edition of 30 containing sixteen original poems. . Cover design was printed on an iron press; all were hand-bound with thread. Outside material is Stonehedge, inside cover is Krafttone French Press paper, all cut to 11 x 8 1/2.
For The Estuary Collective's call for sensual poems, centered on the theme of "Salacious & Sacrilegious" (18+ ONLY!) More about the zine: This is where shame doesn't exist around pleasure. This is a safe space for desire, and sexual ritual, you are the offering and fulfilled prayer. An erotic poetry zine of guilty and indulgent pleasures. Pleasure is your own type of healing and rebellion enjoy it fully, this is for over 18 folx.
As featured in the Sante Fe Literary Review's 2002 Edition with the theme "The Spaces Between."
"anxiety shit" was selected as a finalist for Sundress Publication's 2020 Broadside Contest
PV Magazine's Spring 2020 issue with the theme: Thaw
Collaboration with artist Darius Henderson for my piece, "A Poem to 12:22 A.M."
(Nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize )A hallozine for the things that keep you up at night.
(Nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize) I thought you were dead when I first saw you. Ghost of my dreams, you are what I see when the news tells me who's laying in their pool of blood this time. But you are not where I imagined, where I thought possible.
(Nominated for Best of the Net 2019) i wanted to follow them, the women in white. i wanted the women & their billowing dresses to carve a path through the water, ghost- like silk clinging tight to their curves. by now, they perform the ritual of our mothers (and the mothers before them) as memory, greeting sunset with hands laced together.
JASMINE SIERRA (she/her) is a queer, polyamorous, black woman and graduate of Oberlin College based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is currently attending Spalding University for her MFA, and is focused on completing her first, upcoming collection, AVOIDANT PERSONALITY.She has been featured on The Shade Journal, Winter Tangerine, Unrooted, Blackberry Magazine, Neplanta, and Platypus Press.
the Shade Journal is an online poetry journal focused on the empowerment of queer people of color (QPOC); publishing poems that inspires, devastates, and howls-
what i could not find in fiction, i would make real.
names have meaning. you cannot call a rose a poppy and have it be the same.
Devoted to exploring the eccentric and the electric, Winter Tangerine presents an anthology from the winter workshop, WE SWEAT HONEYSUCKLE.
felt like a magic woman, magic mouth of the Pacific calling to me 'til she could kiss me on my feet. Asked me how I gone so long without lettin' these feet come to cozy up with the swelling of the shoreline and I said too long 'cause I almost forgot how good the...