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Aaron B. Jackson

Author's Bio

Aaron B. Jackson is a poet and writer also known as Middlepoet. His poems have appeared in multiple publications and anthologies including The Bark Magazine, San Francisco Peace And Hope, Like One: Poems for Boston and Scripting Change: Seeing Past Sickness. His poetry has been exhibited in Finland’s Pori Art Museum as part of a multimedia collaboration with photographer Chi Modu and motion designer Jan Tompkins. He is the 2005-2006 Poet Laureate of Jersey City, NJ and has twice been the recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation. He has written and starred in an ad campaign for the Partnership for a Drug Free America and he also served as a poetry judge for the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Jersey City Independent. Currently he is the Director of Visual Merchandising for the Strand Book Store. For more information visit middlepoet.com.

Publications and Prizes

Featured performer on "The B-Side" airing on the Black Starz network (2006), July 23rd, 2005 Featured poet at Space Island, Los Angeles, CA (2006), April 23rd 2005, Featured performer at The Garden Book Shop, NYC (2005), February 19th 2005, Featured performer at United Divas 2 year anniversary (2005), June 23rd 2005, Featured performer at Tales From The Heart of Hollywood (2005), June 8th 2005, Featured performer at the Next Stage Theatre, Hollywood, CA (2005), March 11th 2005, Featured performer at the Iron Monkey, Jersey City, NJ (2005), May 12th 2005, Featured performer, Poet's Jazz House, Hollywood, CA (2005), Middlepoet grand finale at the Waterbug Annex, April 21st 2005 (2005), Middlepoet performs at Dickinson High School, April 21st, 2005 (2005), September 13th 2005, featured performer, Da Poetry Lounge, Hollywood (2005), December 1st 2004, Featured performer at club L.I.T.M in Jersey City, NJ (2004), June 10th, 2004 featured performer at City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey (2004), March 5th, 2004 featured performer at City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey (2004), Oct 3rd 2004, Featured performer at The Waterbug Hotel, Jersey CIty, NJ (2004)
Awards: -Jersey City Independent Poetry Judge, April 2015 -COA (Connecticut Office of the Arts) Poetry Fellowship Judge, April 2013 -Notes & Grace Notes Poetry Judge, December 2008 -Semi-Finalist, Pen USA Emerging Voices Fellowship, 2006 -Recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation, 2004 and 2005 -Named Poet Laureate of Jersey City, NJ, June 25th 2004 -Second place Poetryshelf month long poetry slam, March 2004 -Burlington political slam poetry champion, Burlington, VT, March 17th 2000 -Alternate to New England Young Writer’s Conference at Bread Loaf, 1991

Aaron B. Jackson Resume

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Listing last updated: June 8, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
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Identifies as:
Mixed Race
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Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Burlington, VT

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