Jessica Helen Lopez

Jessica Helen Lopez is a three-time member of the City of Albuquerque Slam Team and the 2008 National Champion Winning UNM Lobo Slam Team. Mother to a vivacious eight-year-old daughter, Lopez has been published in A Bigger Boat: The Unlikely Success of the Albuquerque Poetry Slam Scene, and other collections. She is a member of the Macondo Foundation, founded by Sandra Cisneros, an association of socially engaged writers united to advance creativity, foster generosity, and honor community.
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Always Messing With Them Boys

West End Press

"This collection is an exotic, aphrodisiacal perfume wafting through the senses, thickly spiced by the dual nature of a poet whose culture and experience effortlessly blend concrete imagery with a quiet, fierce longing for a world that may only exist within memory--or verse."--Zachary Kluckman

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The Blood Poems

University of New Mexico Press

The Blood Poems is one part bloodletting, one part healing, and one part sensuous celebration as Jessica Helen Lopez lays out what it means to be a strong brown woman, a single mother, and the kickass bard that the twenty-first century needs.

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