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Media Biography

Poet Jen Harris is a professional tearjerker. She is the founder and former host of Kansas City Poetry Slam, a TEDx fellow, Button Poetry & Write About Now Poetry feature. Nationally recognized for her writing and advocacy, she performs coast-to-coast in an effort to incorporate spoken word poetry as a form of peer-based mental health therapy through community-building. Harris graduated Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, emphasis in Communication Studies, English Language and Literature. She is the recipient of the 2015 Jim Wanser Pride Award for outstanding LGBT community activism. Additionally, she the recipient of The Pitch Magazine's 2017 Poet of the Year award, was nominated as the 2017 Spoken Word Host of the Year by the National Spoken Word Awards and is the 2009 ACP Kansas Journalist of the Year. Her books of poetry, Slammed and Lust & Disdain, are available for public consumption via Amazon.

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