Bio and Contact

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You can contact Jacqueline at ravensee at gmail dot com.

On The Menu (chapbook in collaboration with Jennifer Chin – with inPrint Collective), 2019: https://www.inprintcollective.com/

New poetry chapbook, LILITH is out with Desert Pets Press (2018)

Debut book of poetry There Is No Escape Out Of Time is with Insomniac Press (2016)

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, editor at many gendered mothers, 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.

 Institute for Atemporal Studies, Fellow

Adminstrator and writer at  “Poetry inPrint”, a writer’s residency in a printmaker’s studio

Juror for the 2016 Ontario Arts Council Writer’s Work In Progress Grant

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:

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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 Magazineandvarious 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). http://thisisroom101.blogspot.ca (featured in The State: http://www.thestate.ae/live-blogging-dystopia/)

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*  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)

Conan The Barbarian is the greatest movie ever made.

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