Wess Mongo Jolley (http://wessmongojolley.com) is an expatriate American novelist, poet and poetry promoter living in Montreal. He is Founder and Executive Director of the Performance Poetry Preservation Project (http://poetrypreservation.org), and is most well known for hosting the IndieFeed Performance Poetry Channel podcast (http://performancepoetry.indiefeed.com) for more than ten years.
As a poet, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Off The Coast, PANK, The New Verse News, Danse Macabre, The November 3rd Club, The Legendary, decomP, Dressing Room Poetry Journal, RFD, TreeHouse Arts, Warrior Poets, and in the Write Bloody Press book The Good Things About America.
Mongo also works as an editor and manuscript consultant, specializing in helping poets craft their best manuscript out of a collection of poems. He has worked with prominent authors including Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Derrick Brown, Anis Mojgani, and Jack McCarthy, among many others. In more recent years, he has offered his consulting, copy-editing, and proofreading services to prose writers as well.
For the past six years, Mongo has been hard at work on what has become his most ambitious project yet: The sprawling supernatural horror novel, The Last Handful of Clover. Mongo describes the work as "an epic meditation on aging, loss, and regret" and "perhaps the most challenging thing I have ever tried to write."
The 500,000+ word, three-volume novel began releasing here on WattPad in June of 2021
In between these things, Mongo characterizes himself as a polyamorous queer faerie pagan poet bear. After a quarter century living on 60 acres in rural Vermont, he now lives with two of his three partners, and writes full time from a cubicle overlooking la Collection nationale in le Grand Bibliothèque de Montréal.
His website can be found at http://wessmongojolley.com, and you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Montreal, Quebec
- JoinedJanuary 31, 2021