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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jessica Wilson ~ Viva La Poetry


Jessica Wilson of Los Angeles possesses an enthusiasm for poetry that is as genuine as it is infectious. As host of several readings across Los Angeles, she has featured some of the most prolific poets in the city. Writer’s Row takes place each 2nd Wednesday of the month at the beautiful Last Bookstore in downtown LA. From 7:30-10pm, which Wilson developed as an answer to the lack of representation for the written art form at Downtown LA’s monthly Art Walk. The Last Bookstore is an amazing venue with an artsy aesthetic and Jessica has proved to be a very generous host. In addition to her accomplishments with Writer’s Row, she also founded Los Angeles Poet’s Society and the SoapBox Poets, which meets at the Green Carrot Coffee House in North Hollywood, the last Sunday of each month from 4-6pm, this week featuring Rick Lupert, author of Sinzibuckwud! & host of Cobalt Poets. In Addition, she has helped organize Poetrypalooza going on right now and has jumped onboard as an organizer for 100 Thousand Poets For Change a global effort by poets to share and read their poetry in hopes for change and unity.

To read the article in its entirety and to enjoy poetry by Jessica Wilson Click the link below:



Writer's Row - In Celebration of Women Writers
The Last Book Store Aug. 10, 2011

Sherman Oaks Publishing House Celebrates Women Literature



Sherman Oaks small press publisher Edgar & Lenore’s Publishing House celebrates women’s artistry & literature with a brand new website & poetry archive. The publisher’s master website www.EdgarAllanPoet.com has come along way since 2006, when it was only one page highlighting poetry by only a few select poets. Now featuring poets and writer’s from all over the world the site takes an artistic approach to contemporary publishing and offers a Master Library where viewers can look up content by title and or by a List of Writers.

Calliope’s Closet, the new website features select poetry and artistry by women from across the globe, including several talented local Los Angeles poets and writer’s such as  Alicia Winski, Amanda LaPera, Camille Solari, Helena Hunter, Jessica Wilson, M. K. Presson, Sheila Crawford, Trish Falin and myself, Apryl Skies.

To read the editorial in its entirety click on the following link:

Sherman Oaks Publisher Celebrates Women's Literature