Jessica Raschke is a poet, writer, editor and occasional visual artist. 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.
In 2012 she curated Bittersweet as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), thanks to an Arts Victoria grant. In 2009 she was the Café Poet in Residence at Mr Tulk Café at the State Library of Victoria. And in 2010 she curated Bittersweet for MWF, as well as Pure Poetry @ JOLT, where innovative poets were given centre stage to explore and perform poetry. She currently works with poet Jennifer Harrison at The Dax Centre on its Poetry Collection.
In between writing her third poetry collection, Jessica is working on The Poetics of the Contemporary Soul. This unique project involves interviewing people to learn about their stories and experiences of ‘soul’, which she will re-present in poetry. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Jessica. In the meantime, keep searching this site for information about her books, several ongoing projects, and writing and editing services.