JESSICA KIM is a Korean-American high school student and poet who has lived in San Francisco, South Korea, Singapore, and currently lives in La Cañada, California (the greater Los Angeles area). Recently, she has been named the 2021-22 Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate. She is the runner up of the Animal Heart Press Chapbook Contest, and her chapbook Tw·eye·light will be published in 2022.
Jessica has started her journey as a poet in March 2020. Her poems appear in Wildness Journal, Diode Poetry Journal, Jet Fuel Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Longleaf Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Grain Magazine, perhappened magazine and others. A two-time nominee for the 2021 Pushcart Prize, she is the First Place Winner of F(r)iction's Fall 2020 Poetry Contest, Columbia College Chicago's Young Authors Contest, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum's Literary Contest, and has also been recognized by the Pulitzer Center, National Poetry Quarterly, and more.
She is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of The Lumiere Review, one of the EICs of her school's literary magazine, a Genre Managing Editor (Poetry) and blog Content Editor at Polyphony Lit. She also edits for Carve Magazine, Breakbread Magazine, Pollux Journal, and more. When Jessica isn't writing or editing, she is a disability advocate, coder, and cookie monster.