INTRO to Arya F. Jenkins

Arya F. Jenkins is a Colombian-American poet, writer and peace and social justice activist whose poetry, fiction and CNF have been published in numerous journals and zines. Her stories have received several nominations for the Pushcart Prize, and her poetry has also been nominated for the Pushcart. In 2021, her short story, "Dark Side of the Moon," was nominated by The Nonconformist Magazine for the Best of the Net Anthology. She is the author of a collection of short stories,  Blue Songs in An Open Key  (Fomite, 2018), and three poetry chapbooks,  Love & Poison  (Prolific Press, 2019),  Silence Has A Name  (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and  Jewel Fire  (AllBook Books, 2011). She edited  No War No More: Poems, Essays, Photos & Artwork for Peace  (Greenwood/Blue Lotus Press, 2007). Her mixed genre novel,  Punk Disco Bohemian , is scheduled for release by NineStar Press in September 2021. Her short story collection, Angel in Paris & Other Stories, is due out in 2022


Punk Disco Bohemian  is a literary transgressive novel and queer multicultural coming-of-age story set in 1970s Provincetown. Full of literary and musical allusions, it celebrates literature, music and a unique time and place. Ebook available September 3. Print version available September 7 via most bookstores and the publisher for $13.99. For a signed copy of  Punk Disco Bohemian , forward  $20  to cover the cost of the book, postage, shipping and handling and your snail mail address to  via  PayPal .

Protest Poem

 My poem, "May 29, 2021 Protest for Palestine,"is featured in the June 6, 2021 issue of Dissident Voice.

JEWEL FIRE (Poetry Chapbook)

JEWEL FIRE (AllBook Book, 2011) $10 (Plus $3.50 shipping & handling) via PayPal  

SILENCE HAS A NAME (Poetry Chapbook)

SILENCE HAS A NAME (Finishing Line Press, 2016) $12 (plus $3.50 shipping and handling) via PayPal  

LOVE & POISON (Poetry Chapbook)

  Love & Poison (Prolific Press, 2019) $12 (plus $3.50, shipping and handling) via PayPal through my email,


 This is my short story about guns and domestic violence published by Atherton Review:  For What Audio of "For What"