Humanitou: Conversations of Humanness + Creativity
04: Jamal Parker, writer + international slam poetry champ, on identity and race, mental health and faith
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. All Humanitou episodes and more at humanitou.com.
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