Jamaal Jackson Rogers
Englsh Poet Laureate 2017/18
Jamaal Jackson Rogers is an award winning Poet Laureate, arts educator, creative entrepreneur, and performance artist. He has brought his work to audiences locally and internationally and his defining moments are when he makes intimate connections with his participants during his workshop exchanges and performance sets. His topics range from emotional maturity to social jus5ce, from parenting to the human condition, while his works have been highlighted in festivals, documentaries and educational institutions. He resides in Ottawa, Canada, using the capital and his performance studio, THE ORIGIN ARTS & COMMUNITY CENTRE as his launch pad to teach, mentor and advocate for the arts.
Major Prizes and Other Distinctions
First City of ODawa Anglophone Poet Laureate (2017-2019) RBC Emerging Artist Finalist (2016)
Profiled in CBC documentary “In Their Words”
Ontario Arts Educator Award (2016)
TVO short doc winner “4 Kids” (2013)