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Kara Jackson

National Youth Poet Laureate, Musician & Activist

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 Kara Jackson Biography

Kara Jackson was named the Youth Poet Laureate of The United States in 2019. Jackson is a poet, musician, songwriter, singer, and all-around performing artist. A graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School, Kara Jackson has performed frequently alongside OPRF's Spoken Word Club, as well as performing at Louder Than A Bomb as part of the spoken word group Bomb Squad. Kara also works closely with programming and facilitation efforts with Young Chicago Authors. Prior to her being named the National Youth Poet Laureate, Kara Jackson was named Youth Poet Laureate of Chicago.

Just as often as Kara focuses on the particular items and nameable moments of our day-to-day lives, the forces of white supremacy, of misogyny and white male exceptionalism are found in the cross-hairs of Kara Jackson's poetry.

Kara's work is concerned with a violent world that refuses to restore justice to the people it has hurt, and to that end, she delivers accountability where it is often stripped. Her poems are powerful in their address and impact. As we read through the poems, we learn how Kara is able to isolate an image, a beer can, a wet lip, a dance move, a tampon, and personify it, flesh it out fully, give the image so much of a body that it stands up as human, full of complications and strength.

While handling the image, Kara works tirelessly to maintain focus on issues of privilege, racism, colorism, misogyny, and misogynoir, while outside the poem someone says loudly "All Lives Matter," another grand jury releases a police officer from accountability, a new rap song becomes co-opted, and cycle of racial and gendered violence goes unstopped. Maybe this is why her punctuation only breaks, but rarely ends, a sentence

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Kara Jackson

National Youth Poet Laureate, Musician & Activist

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Kara Jackson Biography

Kara Jackson was named the Youth Poet Laureate of The United States in 2019. Jackson is a poet, musician, songwriter, singer, and all-around performing artist. A graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School, Kara Jackson has performed frequently alongside OPRF's Spoken Word Club, as well as performing at Louder Than A Bomb as part of the spoken word group Bomb Squad. Kara also works closely with programming and facilitation efforts with Young Chicago Authors. Prior to her being named the National Youth Poet Laureate, Kara Jackson was named Youth Poet Laureate of Chicago.

Just as often as Kara focuses on the particular items and nameable moments of our day-to-day lives, the forces of white supremacy, of misogyny and white male exceptionalism are found in the cross-hairs of Kara Jackson's poetry.

Kara's work is concerned with a violent world that refuses to restore justice to the people it has hurt, and to that end, she delivers accountability where it is often stripped. Her poems are powerful in their address and impact. As we read through the poems, we learn how Kara is able to isolate an image, a beer can, a wet lip, a dance move, a tampon, and personify it, flesh it out fully, give the image so much of a body that it stands up as human, full of complications and strength.

While handling the image, Kara works tirelessly to maintain focus on issues of privilege, racism, colorism, misogyny, and misogynoir, while outside the poem someone says loudly "All Lives Matter," another grand jury releases a police officer from accountability, a new rap song becomes co-opted, and cycle of racial and gendered violence goes unstopped. Maybe this is why her punctuation only breaks, but rarely ends, a sentence

Kara Jackson Videos

  • The Quarantine Concerts - Kara Jackson
  • Poetry: a Black Girl's Road to Visibility | Kara Jackson
    Kara's Talk presents the idea that black women are allowed to be complex and continue to prove their complexity with poetry.

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  • How to book Kara Jackson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kara Jackson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kara Jackson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kara Jackson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kara Jackson?

    Booking fees for Kara Jackson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kara Jackson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kara Jackson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kara Jackson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kara Jackson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kara Jackson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kara Jackson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kara Jackson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kara Jackson for your event is available upon request. Kara Jackson generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Malcolm London, John Legend, Nikki Giovanni, Sunni Patterson and Emmett G. Price. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kara Jackson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kara Jackson Speaker Videos

  • The Quarantine Concerts - Kara Jackson
    Poetry: a Black Girl's Road to Visibility | Kara Jackson
    Kara's Talk presents the idea that black women are allowed to be complex and continue to prove their complexity with poetry.

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