Bio and Contact / twitter: @jacqvalencia

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

DJing channel on twitch:

Her short films:

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.

Teach workshops of decolonization and how to write without harm at Catapult and inPrint Collective.
First reader at Augur Magazine.

Member of The Writers’ Union of Canada and ACES: The Society for Editing

Artscape resident:

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). (featured in The State:


  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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