Bio and Contact

You can contact Jacqueline at ravensee at gmail dot com.


Jacqueline Valencia 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 former senior literary editor at The Rusty ToqueWatch Your Head, and manygenderedmothers.  Former staff film critic at Next Projection, and currently on the editorial board (acting acquisitions editor for 2020) of Insomniac Press, and the founding editor of Critical Focus.

She is of mixed-race Latinx Colombian heritage. Her literary themes include (but are not limited to): conceptual experimentation, loss, racism, feminism, and decolonization.

(Member of Meet The Presses Collective and former board member of CWILA)
Artscape resident:


  • 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). (featured in The State:

  • Occasionally djs around Toronto (in various genres) and is available for gigs. Contact above email for more info. Former disc jockey and host of the long running salsa music show “Clave” on CIUT 89.5fm (Dec. 10, 1996- Nov. 30, 2014)
  • Former fighter “Juanita Valdez” of The Official Pillow Fight League


  1. Hi Jacqueline,

    We’re reaching you out from HocTok, an arts magazine based in New York. We’re working on a new segment #LightTheFight and would like to invite you to be part of it.

    How it works: you introduce yourself and any of your artworks, and then tell a short story related to the main topic or any of the below ones (in writing or video):


    A recent picture is also required to be included with the feature.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,
    Na Kego

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