Jessamine Price’s nonfiction includes memoir, journalism and cultural commentary. Her MFA thesis in creative nonfiction won the 2014 Myra Sklarew Award.
She talks about her long-running passion for essays inÂ Hunger Mountain’s 2012 interview with her here (thanks to the Wayback Machine for saving it after HM’s reorganization).
Additionally, she writes about the international influence of Korean pop culture under the pen name Odessa Jones at the popular website she founded,Â K-Drama Today.
Follow on Twitter @JessaminePrice.
“Thief of Souls,” in Show Me All Your Scars, edited by Lee Gutkind, InFact Books, 2016.
Our New York, Too, Will Disappear,Â Hunger Mountain Online, Sept. 11, 2012.
Forward,Â Crack the Spine, issue 220, 2017.
A Korean Kind of Love,Â Gwangju International News, April 2017.
Writing Without Pain in the EFL Classroom,Â Gwangju International News, January 2017.
The Restless Dust,Â Hunger Mountain, Autumn 2012.
Power of Print for D.C.-Area South Asians, New America Media.
Rajan George, editor-in-chief of India This Week and Express India, runs a one-person show these days.Â â€œI used to have five people in the office once upon a time,â€ he said, thinking back over the papersâ€™ 23-year history.
Lower Georgia Ave. Looks to the Future,Â AWOL: American Way of Life, April 2013.
When a conspicuously white reporter walks into Eagles Barber Shop on lower Georgia Avenue, several guys there have a question.Â â€œYou going to write a story about gentrification?”
Many Paths to God,Â D.C. Intersections, May 2013.Â
Vibha Chawla of Ashburn, Va., wonders how to explain Hinduism to her teenage son and daughter. â€œThey have a hundred questions,â€ she says. Although she grew up in India, she isnâ€™t sure how to answer them. Hinduism doesnâ€™t have creeds or pillars to summarize the faith, in contrast to Christianity or Islam. Understanding Hindu ideas takes study, even for those born and raised with the religion. So Chawla researches her kidsâ€™ questions in ways familiar to Americans of all faiths: â€œI Google. I call my Mom.â€