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Down Below Where the Canary Sings

Love,Loss,and Appalachia
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About the Poet

Jessica Weyer Bentley is an author, poet, and photographer. Her first collection of poetry, Crimson Sunshine, was published in May 2020 by AlyBlue Media. Her chapbook, Down Below Where the Canary Sings was published May 2, 2023 by Sage Owl Publishing in Massachusetts. She has contributed work to several publications for the Award-Winning Book Series, Grief Diaries, including Poetry and Prose, and Hit by a Drunk Driver. Jessica’s work has been anthologized in Women Speak Vol. 6 (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions), Summer Gallery of Shoes (Highland Park Poetry), Common Threads 2020 and 2022 Editions (Ohio Poetry Association), Pegasus 2022 Journal (Kentucky State Poetry Society) Appalachian Witness Volume 24 and Appalachian Unmasked Volume 25 (Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel) and Made and Dream (Of Rust and Glass) 2021 and 2022. She has been published in several publications by Alien Buddha Press including anthologies and magazines. She has contributed work to online blogs including Global Poemic, Lotherian Journal, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature and was a Wolfpack contributor for the online journal, Fevers of the Mind. Jessica currently resides in Northwest Ohio.

My Books

Down Below Where the Canary Sings

Crimson Sunshine

My Books

Bentley's poems have a way of taking you inside of them so thoroughly that you can smell the cornbread and dumplings, the stoic Baptist’s chain smoking, and the Aqua Net sprayed in the angel's hair. A poetic love letter to the 80's and 90's, Down Below Where the Canary Sings is an open time capsule, packed with wit, style, and grit. "A Marriage of Death and Whimsy"

Red Focks,

EIC of Alien Buddha Press.

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