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Jasmine Sierra

writing on the run.

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Jasmine Sierra is a student of Spalding University pursuing her MFA in poetry, and in the midst of organizing her first manuscript, title TBA. A two-time 2019 Pushcart Nominee, her work has been featured in or is forthcoming in the Sante Fe Review, Peach Velvet Magazine, Winter Tangerine, Vagabond City Literature, and in a number of her undergraduate magazines from Oberlin College.

Portfolio

2020

Santa Fe Literary Review
07/17/2020
SO I HAD A MOUSE PROBLEM, RIGHT?

As featured in the Sante Fe Literary Review's 2002 Edition with the theme "The Spaces Between."

Sundress Publication
05/19/2020
anxiety shit.

"anxiety shit" was selected as a finalist for Sundress Publication's 2020 Broadside Contest

Peach Velvet Magazine
04/05/2020
Sagittarius

PV Magazine's Spring 2020 issue with the theme: Thaw

Essays

Chapbooks

Platypus Press
12/04/2016
letters to ghosts by Jasmine Sierra

a 2412 chapbook / NÂș4 "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."

Etsy / Self
05/15/2016
PARADOX (archived).

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.

2019

Peach Velvet Mag
10/26/2019
Negative Space

(Nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize )A hallozine for the things that keep you up at night.

Collective Unrest
05/29/2019
Elegy for the Black Man Who Survived a Police Encounter Today

(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.

Collective Unrest
05/23/2019
One Thousand Women and the Way Home

(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.

Monstering
Erased Poem #2

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.

2016-2017

the Shade Journal
08/23/2017
myopia of the family portrait

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-

Tumblr / Sapphice Zine
07/15/2016
Avoidant Personality

Featured preview of my work in Lydia Haven's Sapphic Zine, set to ship August 20th!

InSolidarity
05/29/2016
by any other name.

names have meaning. you cannot call a rose a poppy and have it be the same.

Winter Tangerine
01/31/2016
We Sweat Honeysuckle Anthology

Devoted to exploring the eccentric and the electric, Winter Tangerine presents an anthology from the winter workshop, WE SWEAT HONEYSUCKLE.

VAGABOND CITY
01/25/2016
WHEN I FIRST WENT INTO THE OCEAN I | Jasmine Sierra

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...

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