LitFest in the Dena Saturday and Sunday 12:30-6pm May 4-5 2004
Jessica Wilson Cárdenas headshot

Jessica M. Wilson Cárdenas

Getting the Word Out, Sunday, May 5, 2:00-3:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum

Jessica M. Wilson Cárdenas, an International Chicana Poet, born in East Los Angeles, CA. She is a 3rd generation Beatnik, with a BA and MFA in Writing (UCR and Otis) She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles (LA) Poet Society, a literary non-profit organization that makes the literary arts accessible, visible, and accessible to the communities across LA County! She’s a California Poets in the Schools Poet Teacher, where she taught Youth US Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman. Jessica is an Artivist, a social justice Publisher for Los Angeles Poet Society Press, amplifying QTBIPOC voices. She’s a DJ for Radio Ollin, ( She is a teacher for UCLA Extension’s Writers Program, where she teaches Storytelling for Social Justice. Her books of poetry include: What Breathes, Raw Kit, Marie Morrison, Serious Longing, published by Swan World Press in Paris, France.