JTaylor, Author at Jason Taylor Foundation

  “They Hate Us”, an original poem written and performed by Sweetness, then a junior from Miami Norland Senior High School – From the 2017 Louder Than A Bomb Florida Indy Finals. On June 12th, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, a man walked into a gay nightclub, then shot and killed 49 people. “They Hate Us” […]

  “Shakespeare”, an original poem written and performed by Nyah, then a junior from Cypress Bay High School – From the 2018 Louder Than A Bomb Florida Indy Finals, presented by Ultimate Software. Poet @nyahterrilyn says she wrote this piece because of her faith in today’s artists, particularly today’s artists of color. She feels as […]

  “Unanswered Prayers”, an original poem written and performed by Desire, then a senior from Miramar High School – From the 2016 Louder Than A Bomb Florida Indy Finals In July of 2015, Sandra Bland was pulled over by a Texas State Trooper for a minor traffic violation. She was dragged from her car, forced […]

  PUENTE LA BRECHA A TRAVÉS DE TALLERES DE POESÍA   El mundo de la poesía es expansivo. Es algo utilizado por muchas personas diferentes, escrito sobre temas maravillosamente diferentes y en idiomas igualmente hermosos. Cuando era joven, crecí en el mundo de la poesía en inglés y español. Crecí con mi abuela leyéndome Pablo […]

  BRIDGING THE GAP THROUGH POETRY WORKSHOPS [HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA VER EL ARTÍCULO EN ESPAÑOL] The world of poetry is expansive. It is something used by so many different people, written on beautifully different topics, and in equally beautiful languages. As a young Latinx person, I grew up in both the English and Spanish […]

  The Jason Taylor Foundation’s bluapple Poetry Network is building a bridge and knocking down walls with words—El Puente! This bilingual, intergenerational creative experience will be designed for the robust Latinx community of South Florida.  Utilizing poetry as a bridge, El Puente will narrow gaps between adult immigrants hailing from numerous Spanish speaking nations and their […]

  Cypress Bay HS and Parker Barry of Wellington Community HS Headline List of Champions For First-Ever Virtual Louder Than a Bomb Florida Poetry Festival   For the past three weeks, nearly 300 teens representing 32 different schools across five school districts participated in the 6thannual Louder Than a Bomb Florida Poetry Festival presented by […]

  bluapple Poetry Network Poet Collaborates with Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders for International Women’s Day   In recognition of International Women’s Day 2020, the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders partnered with Sophia Liautaud, a student from the Jason Taylor Foundation’s poetry programming, to release an inspirational video celebrating all women. Back in November of 2019, the Dolphins approached JTF […]

A collaboration with the Homestead Miami Speedway and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network of the Jason Taylor Foundation, "Write Track Poetry" is a contest challenging participating Miami-Dade County middle school students to write and perform an original poem about their own legacy.