Jessica Lynn Suchon is a poet, librettist, playwright, curator, and retail strategist located in Philadelphia, PA.
Her first published collection of poems, Scavenger, winner of the Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest, is forthcoming from YesYes Books. Jessica has received honors from The Aspen Institute, the Academy of American Poets, and Best New Poets. Her poetry was included in the anthology A SHADOW MAP: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault. Individual poems have appeared in Copper Nickel, Willow Springs, Ninth Letter, Yemassee, and RHINO Poetry, among others. She received her MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University in 2017.
Jessica was a 2019 Tennessee Playwrights Studio Fellow. Her full-length play Shopgirls premiered at the Darkhorse Theater in Nashville, TN. Her voice acting has been featured in the podcast Dear Murder Street as well as various advertisements and informational videos.
In her longstanding collaborative partnership with American composer and former high school classmate, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Jessica has written librettos that have premiered internationally and been featured everywhere from national newspapers to textbooks.
Jessica is up to 6 shots of espresso before noon and always has a rose-scented candle burning. She adores teen dramas, post-war pop culture, pink tulips, and camp. She strives to live life as if she were the subject of a Matisse painting.