JESSICA KIM is a Korean-American high school student and poet who has lived in Korea, Singapore, and currently lives in La Cañada, California. 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 Frontier Poetry, Waxwing Magazine, Wildness Journal, Diode Poetry Journal, and Jet Fuel Review among others. A Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize Nominee, she is also 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 Foyle Young Poets, Adroit Prizes, Pulitzer Center, and more.
She is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of The Lumiere Review, one of the EICs of Polyphony Lit and her school's literary magazine. She also edits/reads for Palette Poetry, Carve Magazine, and Breakbread Magazine. When Jessica isn't writing or editing, she is a disability advocate, coder, and cookie monster.