Lillia K Jacques
Adopted, Jacques grew up torn between working-class roots and a comfortable middle-class existence. She took from each what appealed; Education and drugs, respectability and sleaze, but always grounded in her two cultural identities. The significance of which is explored in “Plastic Kiwi”.
Inspired by the Beat poets, feminist punk and Riot Grrrl culture, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Poppy Z. Brite and the lyrics of Billy Corgan, Roz Williams and Brett Gurewitz, Jacques explores topics such as identity, gender, addiction and mental illness.
Her poem Plastic Kiwiis published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings – Poetry Anthology 2013