jade quinn
Publications | Bio

Jade Quinn is a Los Angeles native and homelessness relief worker. Her writing includes poetry, essay, and hybrid forms. A graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics lineage, her work has been featured in fields, Metatron, Spilled Milk, (b)OINK, and more.

Thank you for exploring my portfolio. My goal is to create honest work that expresses the human experience in its rawest and most tender forms.

I began my writing career as a poet; I studied at the Jack Kerouac School, where I refined my live performance and began exploring poetry’s intersection with other art forms.

Upon relocating to my hometown of Los Angeles, I began fine art modeling through which I acquired an informal education in photography. I soon began taking portraits of writers, which have since appeared in media published by SFMOMA, UCLA, California College of the Arts, international newspapers, independent presses, and more.

In 2017, I was approached by director Brandon A. Buczek to adapt a poem I wrote into a short film which became my directorial debut.

I spend my days at a homeless shelter in the Skid Row district of Downtown Los Angeles. Originally, I worked in social services but have since migrated to a digital media position, sharing our guests’ stories as part of the team that produces the popular Stories from Skid Row series, which has over a million views on YouTube.

I’d love to hear from you, and I’m always looking to grow and push my art to new heights. Please contact me at the following links:

professional highlights

Digital Media Specialist
Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles, CA

Board of Directors
Covenant Home for Children, Georgetown, Guyana

Freelance Writer & Multimedia Artist
Boulder, CO / Los Angeles, CA

English Instructor
OFL Charter Schools, San Fernando Valley Region, CA

Marketing Coordinator
East West Wellness, Louisville, CO

Semicolon Collaborative,  Boulder, CO


Bachelor of Arts in Writing & LiteratureNaropa University | Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics


2017 Krystal Krunch Artist Intuitive Workshop
Machine Project

2016 Summer Writing Program
Naropa University | Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

2015 Summer Writing Program
Naropa University | Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics