JESSICA KIM (she/her) is a Korean-American high school junior and poet who has lived in Korea, Singapore, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She identifies as visually-impaired and advocates for the disabled community.
Recently, she has been named the 2021-22 Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate and runner-up for the 2022 United States National Youth Poet Laureate. She is the author of L(EYE)GHT, runner-up for Animal Heart Press' Chapbook Contest, which has been published in April 2022. You can read all my interviews and press releases under EXPERIENCE.
Jessica's poems appear in POETRY Magazine, The Adroit Journal, FrontierPoetry, The Journal, andWaxwing Magazine among others. A Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize Nominee, she is also a YoungArts Finalist in Writing (Poetry), 1st Place Winner of Columbia College Chicago's Young Authors Contest, Commended Foyle Young Poet, 2nd Place Winner of the Bennington Young Writers Awards (Poetry), Gregory Djanikian Scholar Finalist, and more.
When Jessica is not writing, she serves as the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Lumiere Reviewand one of the EICs of PolyphonyLit and her school's literary magazine, The Ink and the Iris. She also reads for PalettePoetry, CarveMagazine, and BreakbreadMagazine. Last but not least, Jessica is a WriteGirlmentee!