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Author's Bio

Lawrence "Larry" George Jaffe is an internationally known and an award-winning writer, author and poet. For his entire professional career, Jaffe has been using his art to promote human rights. He was the poet-in-residence at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, a featured poet in Chrysler’s Spirit in the Words poetry program, co-founder of Poets for Peace (now Poets without Borders) and helped spearhead the United Nations Dialogue among Civilizations through Poetry project which incorporated hundreds of readings in hundreds of cities globally using the aesthetic power of poetry to bring understanding to the world. 

Jaffe impacts audiences and readers with a rich emotional range, masterfully crafted, written from the heart and soul with clarity and understanding. His work has been translated into over a dozen different languages.

Jaffe has read his work in such distinguished locations as the Japanese American Museum, the Hammer Museum, the Museum of Tolerance, the Jewish Museum and the Museum of Literature in Prague and the Dylan Thomas Centre in Wales. He was the recipient of the Saint Hill Art Festival’s Lifetime of Creativity Award, the first time given to a poet and was past Poet Laureate for Youth for Human Rights. He is a judge for the epic Arizona Poetry Contest and has five books of poetry: Unprotected Poetry, Anguish of the Blacksmith’s Forge, One Child Sold, In Plain View, 30 Aught 4, Sirens and the soon to be published Man without Borders. 

Jaffe’s recent human rights activities include workshops and seminars on artist rights, human rights and human trafficking. 

Publications & Prizes

Bards' Annual 2014 (Bard Press, 2014)
Bards' Annual 2013 (Bard Press, 2013)
100 Poets Against the War ( (Sact, 2003)
Off The Cuffs (Soft Skull Press, 2003)
Short Fuse (Rattapallax Press, 2002)
Sirens (, 2019)
30 Aught 4 (Local Gems Press, 2015)
In Plain View (Local Gems Press, 2014)
One Child Sold Human Trafficking and Rights (Salmon Poetry, 2012)
Larry Jaffe's Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2001)
Eating the Rain (Inevitable Press, 2000)
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Saint Hill Art Festival Lifetime Creativity Award

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Langston Hughes Frank O'Hara e.e. cummings Ray Bradbury

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Bronx, NY
New York
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Bronx, NY
New York
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Last update: May 03, 2019