JBT is a writer, educator, performer, poet, curator, program coordinator, and DJ. Sharing his work at schools, theaters, and venues around the world, he has performed in Cape Town, Boston, London, New York City, Stockholm, Seattle, the Kennedy Center, and the South African State Theater. Committed to empowering the next generation of artists and activists, for over 10 years he has been teaching and mentoring young people, creating outstanding opportunities for teenage poets.

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On this site you can find more information about JBT’s journey, read his work, and book him for a visit to your school.


JBT speaking at the Kennedy Center in 2016

JBT speaking at the Kennedy Center in 2016