We have loved working with Jamila Woods and are thrilled that she has decided to pursue her impressive music career full-time. We will miss her at Project VOICE, but we are cheering her on every step of the way. While you won’t be able to catch her at Project VOICE, you can definitely see some of her amazing new work here and here!
Jamila Woods is a Pushcart-nominated poet and teaching artist from Chicago, IL. Her work has been featured in several poetry anthologies for the classroom, including The Uncommon Core (Red Beard Press), Breakbeat Poets (Haymarket Books), and Learn Then Burn Vol. II (Write Bloody). She is a two-time champion of Louder Than A Bomb, the world’s largest youth poetry festival. Jamila has developed an extensive Common Core-aligned literary arts curriculum used in Chicago Public Schools based on poetry, spoken word, and hip-hop. She is the current Associate Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, a non-profit organization that teaches poetry and spoken word to high school students. Jamila’s acclaimed chapbook, The Truth About Dolls, was released in 2012 by New School Poetics Press. Lern more about Jamila at www.jamila-woods.com
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