ABOUT ME

Jasminne Mendez is a Latino Book Awards -First Place Award Winning Author, poet, educator and performer. After selecting her work for the 2018 Cogzine Poetry Prize, Major Jackson described her as a poet who "possesses a sense of the poem as sacrament and language hammered into song."  And of her newest book Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays & Poetry, Willie Perdomo says: "Jasminne Mendez is a gift...this book is a beautiful achievement, a lasting testament to a spirit that emerged bruised, scarred but alive and ready to sing."  

She is a writing community organizer and InkWell podcast host with Tintero Projects, and she works tirelessly to amplify the voices of Afro-Latinx poets and writers on her Plátano Poetry Cafe blog.  This website is dedicated to promoting her work, sharing and booking upcoming performances and appearances, and creating a space where writers of color can connect and grow as a community. Interested in booking Jasminne for a performance, reading or writing workshop at your school or arts organization? CONTACT HER!

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News & Interviews

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InkWell Podcast

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If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
— TONI MORRISON