Jessica Raschke is a funeral celebrant, writer and artist. She is the editor of The Soul Spectrum, and also helps coordinate the Southern Highlands Women’s Circle and the Southern Highlands Red Tent.

She has officiated a range of funeral services in the Southern Highlands. She is a soulful, warm and compassionate woman with highly sensitive listening and communication skills. Her special sensibility complements the needs of grieving families; she genuinely cares. She works in the Southern Highlands but is willing to travel to nearby regions. Please contact Jessica if you have any inquiries.

In 2016, her poetry will be featured in Bittersweet, a special project of the Southern Highlands Writers Festival. The Bittersweet project has a long history. She curated Bittersweet as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) in 2010 and 2012.

In 2009 she was the 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.

Jessica’s key passion is The Soul Spectrum, a website that features long-form conversations with people living soulful lives. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Jessica.