Bio and Contact



You can contact Jacqueline at ravensee at gmail dot com.

Debut book of poetry is now out with Insomniac Press.

Toronto-based film/music/literary critic and dj Jacqueline Valencia earned her Honours BA in English at the University of Toronto. Jacqueline is currently a freelancer, senior literary editor at The Rusty Toque, critic at Broken Pencil Magazine, founding editor of These Girls On Filmand a film journalist and senior staff film critic at Next Projection.

CWILA Board Member.

A member of the Meet The Presses collective.

*Curator for Toronto conceptual arts night UNDEFINED.

*Organizer of The Toronto Poetry Talks (Racism and Sexism in the Craft)

* Current online projects:


 Ms. Valencia occasionally djs around Toronto (in various genres) and is available for gigs. Contact above email for more info. She was the disc jockey and host of the long running salsa music show “Clave” on CIUT 89.5fm (Dec. 10, 1996- Nov. 30, 2014)


1.  There Is No Escape Out Of Time  (Insomniac Press, 2016)

2. The Alien (Lulu, 2015) – poetry collection

3. Ulysses  (No Press, 2014)

4. Featured in PAC’N HEAT anthology, 2016 

5. Featured in the Gods, Memes, And Monsters (Stone Skin Press, Anthology, 2015)

6. The Octopus Complex (LyricalMyrical Press, 2013) – poetry collection

7. Maybe – (Lulu, 2012) – chapbook

8. Tristise – (Lulu, 2011) -chapbook

“Maybe” was selected for the Arte Factum exhibit by Poetry is Dead Magazine in Vancouver in April 2012.

She has contributed writings to The Rusty ToqueLittle Fiction, Dead Gender Magazine, Spill Magazine, The Lit Pub, FeministingLemon Hound, subTerrain magazine49th Shelf, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Notebook MUBIAll Lit Up Blog, and The Barnstormer. Her story “Picky” was selected for CBC’s Canada Writes Pick of the Day in 2012. International Festival Of Authors (2013) correspondent for The 49th Shelf (#fest2fest). Film Festivals correspondent for Next Projection and These Girls On Film. Festival Scope and CWILA member. Post-Art Poetics. She has also participated in Write Club Toronto 2013. Her artwork has been featured in art exhibits at Sheena’s Place and at the 2013 Feminist Art Conference. You can find illustrations by her in Amelia’s Magazine and various sketchbook projects at the Brooklyn Art Library. 2014 Found Poetry Review Ouliposter. Panel chair at Avant Canada.

Retyped James Joyce’s A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man and currently rewriting James Joyce’s Ulysses by hand in a journal. Also retyping George Orwell’s 1984 three paragraphs a day and consecutively adding paragraphs from the first story of The Wall Street Journal online (at the time it is read) from that day (including a drawn reproduction of the headline photo). (featured in The State:


Spoke at the Kenneth Goldsmith uncreative writing workshop at The Power Plant in 2013.

Guest lecturer for Lillian Allens Hybrid and Experimental Writing Class at OCAD University in February 2013 and 2016.

Poem “We Stand” in the OWS Poetry Anthology

Runcomics is her webcomic site

* In 2007 she started running and eventually became a marathoner. You can find info on that here:

* Ms. Valencia was the disc jockey and host of the long running salsa music show “Clave” on CIUT 89.5fm (Dec. 10, 1996- Nov. 30, 2014)

Conan The Barbarian is the greatest movie ever made.

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