Poet Laureate of Alexandria, VA

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2022 Poet Laureate of Alexandria, VA


In 2022, KaNikki Jakarta was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. Jakarta will launch “How to Poet,” an eight-week workshop/seminar offered virtually and in person. Spoken word poets will utilize their experiences to create a curriculum with step-by-step information. “How To Poet” will also offer performance mentorships to young poets ages sixteen to twenty-one. The workshops and seminars will assist with a wide variety of topics such as manuscripts, marketing, and booking profitable performance opportunities. Performance mentors will provide information to youth on stage presence, poem memorization, tone, pace, pitch, and more.