Joshua Jennifer Espinoza

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Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
Born (1987-12-17) December 17, 1987 (age 31)
ResidenceRiverside, California, US
Notable work
i'm alive / it hurts / i love it THERE SHOULD BE FLOWERS

Joshua Jennifer Espinoza (born December 17, 1987)[1] is an American poet from Riverside, California.[2] On September 16, 2014, she published her first full-length poetry book, i'm alive / it hurts / i love it, with Boost House, a small Maine press. In this book, she covers topics like mental illness, coming out as a transgender woman, as well as more traditional subjects like love, anger, and beauty.[3]

Espinoza's works have been published in various literary magazines, journals, and websites, including PEN America,[4] Lambda Literary,[5] The Offing,[6] Shabby Doll House,[7] Electric Cereal,[8] and Voicemail Poems.[9]

In August 2016 her second collection THERE SHOULD BE FLOWERS was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms.[10]


  1. ^ Roggenbuck, Steve; Scott, E. E.; Younghans, Rachel, eds. (Apr 2014). The YOLO Pages. Boost House. p. 51. ISBN 0996069100.
  2. ^ "I'm Alive/It Hurts/i Love it – Joshua Jennifer Espinoza – Google Books". Google Books. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ "I'M ALIVE / IT HURTS / I LOVE IT by joshua jennifer espinoza — Boost House". Boost House. Boost House. Retrieved 11 Feb 2015.
  4. ^ "Five Poems by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza". PEN America. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  5. ^ "A Poem by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza". Lambda Literary. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  6. ^ "It Is Important To Be Something". The Offing. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  7. ^ Espinoza, Joshua Jennifer. "A Love/Hate Relationship". Shabby Doll House. Shabby Doll House. Retrieved 11 Feb 2015.
  8. ^ "wind poems". Electric Cereal. 22 Jan 2015. Retrieved 11 Feb 2015.
  9. ^ Espinoza, Joshua Jennifer. "'untitled poem'". Retrieved 12 Feb 2015.
  10. ^ "There Should Be Flowers by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza | CCM". Retrieved 2016-08-15.