J E S S I C A  F U R T A D O

W R I T E R   &   P H O T O G R A P H E R

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As a children's librarian by day and a creative in my personal time, art seeps into the fabric of all areas of my life. Whether I am teaching toddlers to learn process over product in finger painting programs, or capturing authentic storytelling through photography, bringing a child-like sense of awe and appreciation to our hectic lives is my goal.

 

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FIRSTHAND:
A Portrait Project to close the distance

 Firsthand brings humanity & connection to social distancing by capturing each participant’s unique experience of the pandemic. In June 2020, Jessica worked as Artist-in-Residence at The Switchboard in Haverhill, capturing the city's architecture & community as the backdrop to each portrait.

Jessica hopes to continue this project in 2022, with another glimpse at the ongoing resilience and resourcefulness of the human spirit.

 

 

ABOUT  JESSICA

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Jessica Furtado is a writer, photographer, & former owner of All You Need is Pug. Her whimsical pet fashions have been featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, Fortune, InTouch Magazine, Etsy Editors' Picks, and others. 

 

Jessica's visual art has appeared in PANK, Waxwing, & elsewhere. Her writing can be found in Rogue Agent, Stirring, & VIDA Review, among others, and her poem "Self-Portrait as Owl" was a finalist in Best of the Net (2020). Her debut poetry chapbook A Kiss for the Misbehaved is forthcoming from BatCat Press.

 

Jessica is the eye behind JJ Lynne Photography. She specializes in portraiture & creative flat lays, as well as Artist Sessions, where she works with writers, musicians, and other artists to catch them in action.

 

In addition to her artistic pursuits, Jessica is a children's librarian who creates engaging, educational literacy programs for children and their families.

She lives in Massachusetts.

 
 
Bloom & Burden
Bloom & Burden

First published in Waxwing literary magazine, 2019. Featured at The Switchboard gallery in Haverhill, MA, 2019.

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WRITING PORTFOLIO

P O E T R Y

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Recent Publications:

May 2020 - "Adella and the Concrete Garden" appears in VIDA Review

March 2020 - "Self-Portrait as Owl" appears in Rogue Agent

February 2020 - "Route 114" appears in the print anthology Neighbors from Crack the Spine

January 2020 - "The Harmonica Plays Sleeping Beauty " & "Ghost Disco" featured in Stirring;

Collages "Bring Me Back Her Heart" & "Safe" featured in Pretty Owl Poetry

October 2019 - "A Great Hunter" & "All Alone in Wonder" appear in Pretty Owl Poetry, along with POPcraft Tarot Prompt: "Life's Pyramid"

Fall 2019 - "Medusa Phase" & "She" appear in From the Ashes: The Womxn Anthology, a print anthology  from Animal Heart Press

"Dramatic Exit" appears in Molecule: A Tiny Lit Mag

Summer 2019 - "Candy Apples" & "Therapy Animal" appear in Ink&Nebula

July 2019"A Mouth, Full" appears in Rogue Agent

Other Published Works:

"The Twin Bed" - apt

"Conjoined" - Drunk Monkeys

"Feeding the Wolves" - Drunk Monkeys

"La Castiglione" - Drunk Monkeys

"Night Swim" - Drunk Monkeys

"Swim Practice" - Drunk Monkeys

"The Sister Shell" - Rust + Moth

"Communicating with Crows" - Spry Literary Journal

"Cul-de-sacs" - Stirring

"Flesh Cave" - Stirring

"One for the Boys" - Stirring

"One of These Days" - Stirring

"Vacancy" - Treehouse Magazine

Additional poems can be found in The Common Ground Review, Meat for Tea, Mock Orange Magazine, A Narrow Fellow, & The Sundress Publications anthology Not Somewhere Else But Here.

F I C T I O N

M I C R O - P O E M  C O L L A G E S

A Love Story
A Love Story

Originally published in PANK

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Mother Knew
Mother Knew

Originally published in PANK

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The Man Within
The Man Within

Originally published in PANK

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Optical Illusion
Optical Illusion

Originally published in PANK

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Generation Gap
Generation Gap

Originally published in Muzzle

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SOS
SOS

Originally published in The Brooklyn Quarterly

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Lovely Bird
Lovely Bird

Originally published in The Brooklyn Quarterly

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Clinging
Clinging

Originally Published in The Brooklyn Quarterly

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Man's Requirement
Man's Requirement

Originally published in The Brooklyn Quarterly

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