Rebecca Jessen

Rebecca Jessen is the award-winning author of verse-novel Gap (UQP, 2014). In 2017, her poem ‘(after)HER: dating app adventures’ was shortlisted for the Val Vallis Award. Her writing has been published in The Lifted Brow, Overland, Meanjin, Going Down Swinging, Impossible Archetype, Rabbit Poetry Journal and more.


for Zenobia Frost base notes of black plum and aniseed 
late summer
 cherry / her warm hand
 making gestures
 inside me / how much cannot be returned
 to us 
when everything is split
 into the before / after traces of …

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(after) HER: dating app adventures

how do you say how you doin?? without evoking Joey from Friends? ♥ I’m only here because I want to find a girl to ask wanna Netflix and chill? ♥ I filter out the over 40 silver-haired broken embrace that …

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Helicopters

the moth that beats itself to death against the chandelier dies an unheroic death in the corner of the study. heroic is listening to Jeff Buckley on repeat and not getting in the car to drive. repeating your sentences because …

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