Aaron B. Jackson

New York, NY

Author's Bio

Aaron B. Jackson has been published in over fifty publications. He is the former Poet Laureate of Jersey City, NJ and is currently the Director of Visual Merchandise for the Strand Book Store. 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 artist Jan Tompkins and he has twice been the recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation. Jackson 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 lives with his family in Jersey City, NJ. For more information visit middlepoet.com.

Publications and Prizes

Performances: 
April 23rd 2005, Featured performer at The Garden Book Shop, NYC
(2005)
, December 1st 2004, Featured performer at club L.I.T.M in Jersey City, NJ
(2004)
, Featured performer on "The B-Side" airing on the Black Starz network
(2006)
, February 19th 2005, Featured performer at United Divas 2 year anniversary
(2005)
, July 23rd, 2005 Featured poet at Space Island, Los Angeles, CA
(2006)
, June 10th, 2004 featured performer at City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey
(2004)
, 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)
, March 5th, 2004 featured performer at City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey
(2004)
, 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)
, Oct 3rd 2004, Featured performer at The Waterbug Hotel, Jersey CIty, NJ
(2004)
, September 13th 2005, featured performer, Da Poetry Lounge, Hollywood
(2005)
Prizes Won: 
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

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
Burlington, VT
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Last updated: Dec 28, 2016