Meet the Poets - Jessica Souto

Jessica has competed on the Kelowna Poetry Slam stage before, and this time she hopes to take first! Check out her answers to our silly questions, and join us on September 15th at Stuart Park for a totally awesome, totally free, poetry event!


1)  When did you first get started writing?

in grade one when I wrote a short story about shape shifting alien who pretended to be gum and then turned into a lamppost when someone stepped over it.


2) Favourite Poets?

the students in the creative writing department at UBCO. Those peeps wrote some gold and many lines from their work stuck with me much longer than I’d expected them to.


3) Inspiration other than poetry for your work?

my inspiration comes from my desire to put some magic into the world and since I didn’t get my Hogwarts letter, writing is the next best thing.


4) If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?

a little chili because I’m always a little chilly.


5) If you were in Lord of the Rings, which character would you be?

Golem cuz I never leave my house if I don’t have to. Also, I’ve definitely hunched over and scuttled away while screeching “my precious” when someone tries to take the book I’m reading away from me.