Umami #8: Jessica Venables remixes Ally Scale

Umami is a very special collaborative remix project between The Lifted Brow and Cordite Poetry Review. Original pieces of poetry and flash fiction were selected by Cordite guest editor Luke Davies, before The Lifted Brow assigned some of our favourite creative minds — visual artists, writers, musicians, architects, programmers, designers and technicians — to remix these originals and produce fourteen new works. Each weekday over three weeks we’ll publish a new one of these extraordinary responses on our Umami site. Today we feature musician Jessica Venables’ remix of a poem by Ally Scale.


Jessica Venables released her first album as Jessica Says, We Need To Talk, in 2009. Since then she has released several singles and taught the cello to young children. She currently works as a psychiatric nurse on an adolescent inpatient unit. Her second album Do With Me What You Will will be released in 2016.