Jess Taylor is a Toronto writer and poet. She founded The Emerging Writers Reading Series in 2012. Pauls, her first collection of stories, was published by BookThug in 2015. The title story from the collection, “Paul,” received the 2013 Gold Fiction National Magazine Award. Jess has also released two chapbooks of poetry, And Then Everyone: Poems of the West End (Picture Window Press, 2014) and Never Stop (Anstruther Press, 2014). Jess’s second story collection, Just Pervs, will be published in the fall of 2019, and she continues to work on a novel and her life poem, Never Stop.
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