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Presented by: The New Jersey City University English Department, Student Events and Publications Committee
In 2018, Rashad Wright became Poet Laureate of Jersey City at age 24 — the first poet to receive the title since 2004. He graduated from New Jersey City University, where he studied creative writing and was involved in the Peers Educating Peers (PEP) program as a certified peer educator and a standout on the cross country team. Wright, who has been Grandslam Champion of Jersey City Slam twice, has participated and been recognized in many local and national slam competitions. At the 2018 Individual Poetry Slam in San Diego, California, Rashad placed 20th in the country. He is the author of Romeo’s Whiskey, a book of poems for which reg e gaines wrote the foreword. He is in residence at Mana Contemporary, where he is actively involved in hosting poetry events.
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