Quick Temper with Javan Howard

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Javan Howard is a poet and writer from the Bronx. He believes that the lived experience is the ultimate teaching tool and uses poetry as a social forum to foster discourse about love, culture, and identity. He currently is a Teaching Artist for Community-Word Project and Teachers & Writers Collaborative and has also facilitated for The New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Voices UnBroken, The GO Project, and others. 

Howard participates in open mic events under the moniker “Righteous Teacher.” His work has been featured online at Black Heart Magazine and Brooklyn Stories Vol. 13. He has read his work at The HBO Shop, The Inspired Word Reading Series, Lamprophonic, The Dead Rabbits Reading Series, and more. For more: www.Javanjhoward.com,

Here’s Quick Temper with Javan Howard—

Why do you write? 

It’s the best way I can express myself. I am a deep thinker, writing  is the only way I can clear my mind and effectively communicate to the world.

Who do you hope reads your work?

The depressed. The forgotten. The heart broken. Those that find it hard to forgive themselves.

Where does the anger in your work come from? How does it manifest?

Life. Experiences being black in a world that might find it hard to understand.

Angry book recommendations for angry readers?

Amy Giles- Now Is Everything

Javan Howard will be reading with An Angry Reading Series on November 16! Come through.

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