Jessica Tillings is a poet, artist, editor & events organiser based in West Lancashire. She co-founded, & currently manages the interdisciplinary reading series Reverb, and co-chairs the Edge Hill University's gender & sexuality research group GenSex.
Jessica specialises in innovative/experimental form & practice in poetry & Gender, Feminist & Sexuality theory in literature. Previously she was the Editorial Assistant for The Wolf, & has edited & managed several other magazines, journals & literary projects.
Her work has appeared in MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, SPAM Zine, The Wolf, Zarf, & DATABLEED. New work is forthcoming in Guttural. She was the winner of the 2016 Rhiannon Evans Poetry Prize & 2017 Eileen Davis Prize.
Publications, Performances & Prizes
Little Breath, Guttural - coming soon -
Blood Rhythms, MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture
from Blame Sonnets, The Wolf
Bus De La Lum, Reverb Launch
Eileen Davis Academic Prize, 2017
High Functioning, Zarf
from Horse Blood, DATABLEED
Tack - with Jazmine Linklater, North by North West Poetry Tour, Ormskirk
Tack - with Jazmine Linklater North by North West Poetry Tour Manchester
Victory, Concrete Vein
High Functioning, Bus De La Lum, Pinnacles, The Creative Writing Programme Presents Simon Perril
Bus De La Lum, DATABLEED
Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award, 2016