Najee Omar is possessed. A Brooklyn-based poet, performer, and educator, Najee uses the arts to engage and cultivate community. He is the recipient of fellowships from The Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and Poetry Incubator for Emerging Poets. His selected features include Russell Simmons’ All Def Poetry, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and colleges and universities across the United States. Najee is the Founder, Director of Spark House: an arts education organization dedicated to developing youth voice and promoting social/emotional well-being. As a teaching artist, he turns classrooms into stages by conducting poetry and performance workshops for inner city and high need youth in schools and juvenile justice facilities across the country. Najee’s mission is to activate the next generation of change agents, one word at a time. When he is not adulting, you can catch Najee trolling online at @najeeomar.

 

Curriculum Vitae

“Poetry is who I am, poetry is how I want to live” – Global Citizen Spotlight