Appearances

PoetrIE Presents: Ashaki Jackson

  • The San Bernardino Garcia Center for the Arts 526 W. 11th St. San Bernardino, CA 92410 USA

PoetrIE is proud to present poet Ashaki Jackson. 
Also reading: Maurisa Thompson and Micah Chatterton

When: Saturday October 15, 2016
Where: The San Bernardino Garcia Center for the Arts
526 W. 11th St. San Bernardino, Ca 92410
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Fee: This event is free but we accept donations. In fact, we strongly encourage them, so that the lights can stay on in the Garcia Center, and so that these readings can continue to be free and open to the public. 

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Writers will have their books for sale at the event-cash is preferred.  

This event is made possible with the generosity of The San Bernardino Garcia Center for the Arts and with the support of Poets & Writers, Inc. 

From her analysis on how we watch police brutality to her painful exploration of loss, Jackson's poetry forces the audience to submit to her artful rendering of grief and human fragility and strength. 


Ashaki M. Jackson is an applied social psychologist, program evaluator and poet who works with youth through research, evaluation and creative writing mentoring. She is a Cave Canem alumna, VONA alumna and co-founder of Women Who Submit. Her work appears in CURA and Prairie Schooneramong other publications. Author of two chapter-length collections – Surveillance (Writ Large Press) and Language Lesson (MIEL) – Jackson earned her creative writing MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles and a psychology doctorate from Claremont Graduate University. She lives in Los Angeles, California.