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. She is the former Head Editor & Poetry Editor for Black Market Re-View & previously was the Editorial Assistant for The Wolf.
Her poetry has appeared in The Wolf, Zarf, DATABLEED & MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture. She was the winner of the 2016 Rhiannon Evans Poetry Prize & 2017 Eileen Davis Prize.
Publications, Performances & Prizes
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