Jive Poetic

Jive Poetic is a writer, filmmaker, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA in Media Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his MFA in Writing and Activism from Pratt Institute. In 2017, Jive was the first recipient of the John Morning Award for Art and Service. He is the founder of Insurgent Poets SocietyCarnival Slam: Cultural Exchange, and the co-founder of Brooklyn Poetry Slam. His work has been showcased on season four of TVONE’s Lexus Verses and FlowPBS News Hour, and BET. His poems have been published by the Academy of American Poets, No, Dear Magazine, and Toss the Earth. When he is not touring or hosting, Jive teaches performance poetry and hip – hop workshops to at-risk youth in New York City and surrounding tri-state area.