Ms. Harris got her slam start in the Bay Area of California before returning to her Kansas roots and single-handedly redefining the slam poetry scene in KC. But her dedication to building a community is second fiddle to her fierce and joyful commitment to creating soul-saving, grateful and witty poetry. Her work is a redemption for the lost souls, a redeeming light for the abused and an exclamation of what it means to believe in one's self. Few poets have been able to be nurturing without nostalgia, sweet without saccharine, and powerful without force. Jen is one of these poets.