J E S S I C A F U R T A D O
P O E T & P H O T O G R A P H E R
Jessica Lynne Furtado is a poet, photographer, & owner of the popular Etsy shop All You Need is Pug. Her whimsical pet fashions have been featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, Fortune, Daily Mail, InTouch Magazine, FYI Pets, Cesar’s Way, and numerous Etsy Editors' Picks lists. All You Need is Pug was named an Etsy Featured Seller in 2015.
Jessica's creative work has previously been published under the pseudonym JJ Lynne, with photography and micro-poem collages appearing in CALYX, Muzzle, PANK, and Pretty Owl Poetry. Her writing can be found in apt, Hobart, Rogue Agent, Rust + Moth, Spry, and Stirring, among others. She served as Co-editor of Poetry for the literary journal Paper Nautilus from 2014 - 2016. Her debut poetry chapbook A Kiss for the Misbehaved is forthcoming from BatCat Press in 2020.
Jessica is the eye behind JJ Lynne Photography and specializes in capturing family and lifestyle images, as well as Artist Sessions, where she works with poets, musicians, and other artists to capture 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.
Jessica holds a BA in English from Merrimack College and graduated summa cum laude as the 2013 recipient of the Bishop Markham Medal, which is awarded to the top ranking graduate in the humanities. She lives in Massachusetts.
IN THE WORKS
P O E T R Y
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Fall 2019 - "Medusa Phase" & "She" appear in From the Ashes: The Womxn Anthology, a print anthology from Animal Heart Press
Summer 2019 - "Candy Apples" & "Therapy Animal" appear in Ink&Nebula
July 2019 - "A Mouth, Full" appears in Rogue Agent
"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
order a copy of jessica's portfolio
You can help support Jessica's upcoming artist's residency by purchasing a limited edition copy of her portfolio! Each 6x6 paperback book features over 60 of Jessica's photos & collages, and comes signed & numbered. Include a note about the recipient, and Jess will gladly personalize a dedication with her signature.
No more than 80 copies will be sold, so snag yours while you can!
CONTACT & CONNECT
Jessica is a Massachusetts based photographer who specializes in capturing families & fellow artists. Visit her photography website to browse her portfolio and make an investment in your personal history.
Jessica is the owner and designer behind the popular pet clothing line All You Need is Pug. Visit her shop to find cozy fashions for your furry family members & kitschy gifts for your favorite pet lovers.
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