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Jessa Crispin is a non-fiction writer and editor with a strong interest in history, art, women’s issues and psychogeography. She is the founder and editor of literary review publication Bookslut and, since 2013, its sister publication Spolia.

Her books include The Dead Ladies ProjectThe Creative Tarot and Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto. Her essays have been published in titles such as Boston ReviewNew York TimesB&N Review and Smart Set.

In her roles as editor, she promotes the work of women writers and provides a forum for international writers in America. In her own writing, she blends together the personal and the societal, the contemporary and the historical, to explore complicated issues in an inviting way.

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