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Jessica Edwards

Jessica Edwards

Jessica Edwards

Jessica Edwards is a D.C. native and a Houston resident. She is a former middle school teacher and currently works in a nonprofit youth serving organization. Her passion for justice, particularly for black women, fuels her writing. She is a Spring 2016 Blavity fellow. Her poetry has been featured in Abernathy Magazine, Black Girl In Om, and is forthcoming in Vinyl Poetry and Prose. Her collection of poetry: lyrical.catharsis. is available for purchase from her website jessicaedwardswrites.com.

Work by This Artist

Abuses Amended art
By Jessica Edwards

Indignities and exploitation are righted with sharp words and a blunt defense.

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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