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Jasmine Respess

Coral Gables, Florida

Poetry with Cyrus Cassells

I am a Florida native who writes about the intersections of my Black, Southern, and Caribbean identities. At New College of Florida, I spent my undergrad career as a journalist, so I utilize interviews of family members and research in much of my work. The tradition of magical realism has inspired me, and I explore folktales and lore in my poems and non-fiction pieces. It is important for me to show little Black girls playing in the woods too. I earned an MFA in Poetry from The New School, in New York in 2020. I currently live in Coral Gables, Florida with my two dogs and I am an Editor and Marketing Analyst at Mango Publishing Group.

Jasmine Respess - Under The Volcano