Jacqueline Valencia (she/they) is a Toronto-based writer, essayist, and activist who earned her Honours BA in English at the University of Toronto. Jacqueline is the organizer of the 2015 Toronto Poetry Talks: Racism and Sexism in the Craft. She is a project partner at Poetry inPrint and editor of Watch Your Head, and manygenderedmothers. She is also the founding editor of Critical Focus and blogger at http://humblelittlepets.com.
Her short films: https://vimeo.com/user59381072
She is a (bi)racial Latine of Colombian heritage. Her literary themes include (but are not limited to): conceptual experimentation, loss, racism, physical space, feminism, and decolonization.
Member of The Writer’s Union of Canada
Artscape resident: https://www.artscape.ca/directory/jacqueline-valencia/
Member of Meet The Presses Collective
Former CWILA (Canadian Women In the Literary Arts) board member.
Former editorial board (acting acquisitions editor for 2020) of Insomniac Press.
Former senior literary editor at The Rusty Toque
Former staff film critic at Next Projection
- Lilith (Desert Pets Press, 2018)
- There Is No Escape Out Of Time (Insomniac Press, 2016)
- Ulysses (No Press, 2014)
- The Octopus Complex (LyricalMyrical Press, 2013)
- Maybe (Lulu, 2012)
- Treatise (Lulu, 2010)
Current online projects:
* Current online projects:
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/)