Jessica Raschke is a writer, artist, editor of The Soul Spectrum, and funeral celebrant living in the Southern Highlands in New South Wales, Australia.

She has officiated many funeral services in the Southern Highlands. As a soulful, warm and compassionate woman with highly sensitive listening and communication skills, her special sensibility complements the needs of sad and grieving families. Please contact Jessica if you have any funeral celebrancy enquiries.

In 2016, her poetry was featured in Bittersweet, a special project of the Southern Highlands Writers Festival. The Bittersweet project has a long history: for starters, it was part of the 2010 and 2012 Melbourne Writers Festivals.

Jessica was the inaugural Café Poet in Residence at Mr Tulk Café at the State Library of Victoria. Her first poetry collection, Luscious Glass Cage, was published in 2008. Her second collection, The Beguilings, was published in 2010. Both are available through Ginninderra Press.

Her key passion is The Soul Spectrum, a website that features long-form conversations with people living soulful lives … take a look and if you’re interested in participating, please contact Jessica.