Jessica Mookherjee is a poet of Bengali heritage. She was brought up in Mumbles, Wales. She lived most of her adult life in London. She has lived in Kent for the last 10 years. She has been published in many print and online journals including Agenda, Interpreter’s House, The North, Rialto, Under the Radar and Antiphon. Her pamphlet “Swell” was published by TellTale Press in 2016, JoyRide was published by Black Light Engine Room Press in 2017. Her poems appear in various anthologies including Eyewear’s Best of British and Irish Poets 2017 , Paper Swans’ Chronicles of Eve, Bloody Amazing: 123 taboo smashing poems (Dragon Yaffle) 2020, The Emma Press’s Everything that can Happen 2019 and Candlestick Press’s Spring an Christmas ‘instead of a card’ series in 2020. She was ‘highly commended’ for best single poem in Forward Prize 2017. Her first full collection, Flood, was published in 2018 by Cultured Llama. Her second collection, Tigress was published in 2019 by Nine Arches Press. Her poem, Ursa Minor is included in the 2020 Bloodaxe Anthology: Staying Human. She will be publishing a new pamphlet in 2021 with Broken Sleep Books.
Jessica has worked for over 20 in public health and has a background in biological anthropology and psychology. Jessica is a board member of the Poetry Society Co-Editor of Against the Grain Poetry Press alongside : Abegail Morley and Karen Dennison. She is Secretary of Kent and Sussex Poetry Society.