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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: Jessica L. Walsh

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: 1974 in Ludington, Michigan



Illinois Connection

Walsh moved to Illinois in 2001 while finishing her graduate studies and teaching at North Central College. After taking her current teaching position at Harper College in 2002, she moved from Chicago to the northwest suburbs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jessica Walsh is a poet and Professor of English at Harper College in suburban Chicago. She is also the blog manager of Agape Editions, so check it out too!

Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in RHINO, Tinderbox, Sundog Literature, Midwestern Gothic, Ninth Letter online, Whale Road Review, Crab Creek Review, Yellow Chair review, and many others.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Abbie M. Copps Poetry Competition, First Place, 2007

-- *Nominated for Best New Poets, 2012

-- *Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention, 2012

-- *Illinois Emerging Writers Competition, Second Place, 2014