Jess talks about her
POETRY AND PLAYS
I have been writing since the age of 8 years old. I wrote my first poems at 8 and wrote the lyrics and music for my first song at 9 years old. I find writing is an incredibly powerful way in which to process the world around me but I also love writing escapism pieces. I am a part of a few (read: way too many) fandoms and love connecting with others via fictional mediums.
To date, I have written poems, short stories, fan fiction, songs, and a mini-musical.
In 2021 I published my first anthology of poetry entitled “a few slivers of light”. This book is a very emotive collection of poetry written during my struggle with anxiety and depression and has touched a chord with many people, ranging from teens to adults.
A Few Slivers of Light
A BOOK OF POETRY FOR TEENS
A few slivers of light is a beautifully written, vulnerable and emotive collection of poems from a teenager’s journey with anxiety and depression.
“A 14 year old, who proofs that age is just a number, an old soul, who tackles mental health by the horns, and shows us the normality of mental issues by her exceptional writing skills. “
(Award-winning author, poet and content creator)
“Jess, you are living testimony to the power of the word as well the need for writing as freeing and healing. I salute you.”
In 2022 I wrote and produced a full musical entitled “The Human Stuff” and hope this will make it onto a commercial stage in 2023.
I completed a children’s book currently with publishers for consideration.
Your writing is so beautiful, your honest, broken language so moving.
A Few Slivers of Light is more than a collection of beautiful and evocative poetry. It is a revelation. An insight into the psyche of a young woman walking her journey of life while dealing with challenges, both internal and external.
A Few Slivers of Light is a beautifully written, vulnerable and emotive collection of poems of a teenager’s journey with anxiety and depression.
Author Jess Robus hopes she will inspire other teens and young adults to speak up about their struggles and to reach parents who might have children experiencing these challenges.
Good Things Guy
3rd Place in UKZN Poetry Africa Poetry competition
Winner of POETtree Youth Poetry competition
Kryptonite winner (95-100%) for original song in the Curro Create competition.
One of 22 nationwide selected for the Advanced Mentorship Programme for Curro Create – a mentorship project to create a mini-musical