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Jessie Lynn McMains

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in Lansing, Michigan, The United States
December 31, 1981

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Jessie Lynn McMains (aka Rust Belt Jessie) is a writer, zine-maker, artist, spoken word performer, small press owner, vlogger, and teacher of workshops.

She's the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Racine, Wisconsin, and has been self-publishing her work in zines and chapbooks since the mid-‘90s. She currently writes the ongoing zine series Reckless Chants, as well as producing several one-shot zines per year. Other recent and forthcoming publications include 10 Poems By (an e-chapbook published by Hello America), kinda sorta valentines (a mini chapbook of short love poems), and It’s Like The ‘Watch The Throne’ Of Tender Punk Poems (a collaboration with Misha Bee Speck). She has been performing spoken word across the U.S. and Canada since 2001. She'
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I've been doing a lot this year, writing/project-wise, and I have been very bad about keeping this website updated. So, this is me playing catch up.-I was part of the GREAT poems project and the Milwaukee Resists project. You can order the GREAT collection here; if you want Milwaukee Resists you'll have to make a trip to Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee.-I put together a Writers Resist event here... Read more of this blog post »
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William Faulkner
“A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid. ”
William Faulkner

Miguel Sousa Tavares
“And once again I believe that nothing that's important really becomes lost. We just delude ourselves, thinking that we own the things, the moments and the others. Still with me are all the dead persons who I loved, all the friends who turned away, all the happy days that faded. I lost nothing but the illusion that everything could be mine forever.”
Miguel Sousa Tavares

Carson McCullers
“It is a curious emotion, this certain homesickness I have in mind. With Americans, it is a national trait, as native to us as the roller-coaster or the jukebox. It is no simple longing for the home town or country of our birth. The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.”
Carson McCullers

Hunter S. Thompson
“Maybe there is no Heaven. Or maybe this is all pure gibberish—a product of the demented imagination of a lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate who has found a way to live out where the real winds blow—to sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested . . . Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's

Jorge Luis Borges
“I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”
Jorge Luis Borges




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