Jade Cruz Quinn is a Filipina-Irish poet, filmmaker, and visual artist living in Berkeley, California. Originally from Los Angeles, she is a former homeless advocate for the Skid Row community and is now working in digital media.

Her body of work is primarily concerned with cataloging inner transformation and using poetry as a tool to examine the dark corners of one’s inner life left unseen.

She is a daily meditator, tarot reader, and student of astrology. Her study of Buddhism, Eastern philosophy, and Western esotericism informs her work.

Jade identities as queer, POC, the daughter of an immigrant, a feminist, and a trans-ally. She lives a vegan, sober lifestyle with an ethical-consumer, straight-edge, DIY ethos.

Jade is a graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University where she studied under Bhanu Kapil, Anne Waldman, CAConrad, Eleni Sikelianos, Jack Collom, Andrew Schelling, and more.

Stay up to date on her current projects at process.jadecruzquinn.com.