Humanitou: Conversations of Humanness + Creativity

84: Jamal Parker, writer + international slam poetry champ, on identity and race, mental health and faith

Humanitou: Conversations of Humanness + Creativity
84: Jamal Parker, writer + international slam poetry champ, on identity and race, mental health and faith
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Jamal Parker is a two-time International Slam Poetry Champion. He grew up in Japan, where he first explored his poetry, and in Florida, where as a teenager he first came to recognize the politics of race with the murder of Trayvon Martin nearby. In this conversation, we cover a range of topics, many of which you can find laid bare by Jamal in his poetry and performances, including: identity and blackness in America, mental health and faith. We also talk about how Jamal's love of comic books and superheroes connected him with his poetry. Show notes at humanitou.com.

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