Lector is excited to host a night of poetry featuring, Chael Blinya and Yuki Jackson for a reading October 6th Doors 7pm (mix and mingle) Reading starts at 8p
Chael Blinya is a Ghanaian-American writer based in Tampa, Florida. He is the current President of the Poets At USF, one half of the Tampa rap duo ExNi, & Heard Em Say alumni. As a developing mind in a rapidly evolving world, Chael primarily uses the platforms of Hip-Hop & Spoken Word Poetry to speak on experiences unique to his point of view. By touching on themes of self-identity, race, hindered perception, & etc., Chael looks to unpack his perspective on life. His latest work, “Why So Alonely?”, is a five song EP which touches on self-identity & the importance of knowing who you are at all times regardless of what you may endure. The body of work is available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Tidal, Google Play, & more: please check it out.
Yuki Jackson, a Black and Japanese poet, is a recent graduate of the University of Tampa MFA Creative Writing program. She has been featured in several readings and her work has appeared in Foundry, Juked, and is forthcoming in Entropy and Creative Pinellas. She is the founder of The Battleground, an at-risk youth program in Sulphur Springs, Tampa. Her writing is inspired by her Soka Gakkai International Buddhist practice, hip-hop lyricism and the art within daily life.
She can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @yukijacksonpoet.