Jessica Bebenek

Jessica Bebenek

jessica bebenek

Official Bio

Jessica Bebenek is a Toronto poet and writer with work appearing/forthcoming in The Rusty Toque, [PANK], and Steel Bananas, among others. She is the founder of the micro-press Grow & Grow, which will be launching its Fall season of chapbooks this September. She lives downtown with two pet rats and a prose writer.

EW Appearances

Actualized April! (April 2013 poetry show) and BIG on Bloor Emerging Writers Past Readers Showcase (Sunday, July 21st).

Community Involvement

Jess is the founder of the micro-press Grow & Grow, which puts out chapbooks of poetry and sometimes even comic books. She also makes handmade notebooks and stationary.

Jess is the current EW show photographer.

She also contributed articles to The Puritan’s Town Crier.

Current Projects

Jess is working on a poetry collection that she hopes to complete at an MFA program in the near future. For more information, check out

She has work forthcoming in a variety of literary journals.