Join us for a virtual reading and conversation with Atlanta poet and spoken word artist Ryan J., as we discuss black experience in history and memory in poetry.
Ryan J. is a Mercer University Alumnus, who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering and a Master's Degree in Engineering Management. Ryan began performing spoken word in
2012, and hasn't turned back since. In 2018, Ryan became a Cave Canem Fellow, the 2018 Art Amok Slam Champion, and placed 13th in the World for Spoken Word at the Individual World Poetry Slam. Ryan is currently based in Atlanta, GA and is dedicated to community and youth outreach through Spoken Word and other performative arts. You may also recognize Ryan from the Season 2 Finale of BET's The Quad, NPR's City Lights, TEDxAtlanta or as one part of the duo Nobody Likes Us, But We're Here Anyway, with Nate Mask, a fellow Atlanta-based spoken word artist.