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bio.

Poet Jen Harris is a professional tearjerker, public speaker, spoken word poet, activist, published author, founder of Kansas City Poetry Slam and The Writing Workshop KC, whose missions coincide to develop literary and performance passion within supportive and encouraging writing communities. She is a TEDx fellow, a Button Poetry & Write About Now Poetry feature, guest speaker on Queer Eye, Season 3, author of 3 books of poetry and the recipient of numerous accolades. Her work is poetic memoir, a confessional assortment of first-person accounts of queer life in divided America.

A further account…

Harris graduated Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, emphases in Communication Studies, English Language and Literature. She is the recipient of:

Residencies & Authorship:


She is finalizing the following manuscripts:

  • Unconfirmed Certainties

  • Collective, Our Stories of Cancer

  • Butch

  • Multiple collaborations with visual and performance artists far and wide