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Jesi Kay

Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

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8 Responses

  1. lrconsiderer says:

    Awwh THANK YOU my friend. And can I say how gleeful a feeling it was to see that I have my own tag here 😀

    • Jessica says:

      LOL. I tagged you in the other one as well…you keep this up you’re going to have your own category! 😉

      • lrconsiderer says:

        Now that would be a very grand thing indeed! I would feel like I have a little out-post! HEY talking of outposts – I have a little blog I don’t know if I’ve mentioned, called Well Tempered Bards, and we used to run a guest bards series – I would LOVE if you’d consider writing something to be shared there one day…

        • Jessica says:

          I am so in love with you right now. <3
          You just made my day. Any time. You let me know what you want and I’m on it. Actually, your spoken word poem inspired me. I wrote something today, not sure if it will count, but want you to take a look at it. Well, when I get it cleaned up and organized anyway. I haven’t edited it yet and it needs some.

          • lrconsiderer says:

            How does next Friday sound? We used to do Guest Bards on a Friday 🙂 and YAY! Thank you *glee*

            I very, very much want to see what you wrote once it’s organised. And *I* inspired you? I LOVE how Samara’s piece is rippling out and affecting so many people 🙂 Isn’t poetry amazing?

            • Jessica says:

              Yes, Samara inspired you, you inspired me. I LOVE poetry. My niece loves Slam Poetry (spoken word) and I think she will be excited too.
              I’m not sure how mine is going to sound because, well, it’s not actually from my/a female’s point of view. We’ll see. I’m not sure of the length but like I said editing will help. LOL
              And Friday sounds fine. What would you like for me to write? Poem, prose, subject…anything you wish my dear.

              • lrconsiderer says:

                That sounds INTRIGUING! Wow! Now I’m REALLY excited.

                With slam poetry (because I’m not familiar) is it a little like a rap battle, where the opponents have nothing prepared in advance, and make it up on the spot?

                I would love for you to write whatever is in your heart to be written 😀

  2. Jessica says:

    Lizzi, here’s some examples of Slam poetry. It’s become a competition nowadays but it used to be performance poetry. Not read from a page but that has also changed. It’s written down and performed but you still don’t read it from a page. The best ones are the ones made up on the spot and there are places here in Dallas-Fort Worth where you can go watch poetry slams. It’s kind of cool. I’ve also heard it called Button Poetry. Not sure what the difference is between it all.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5GxVJTqCNs
    http://youtu.be/cxGWGohIXiw (one of my favorites)

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