Jovan Mays is the emeritus Poet Laureate of Aurora, Colorado, a National Poetry Slam Champion, and the Youth Voice Coordinator of Aurora Public Schools. Mays has worked with over one million students through poetry outreach in his program, Your Writing Counts. He is the author of 3 books: Pride, The Great Box Escape, and This Is Your Song, and has been published by The Pilgrimage, Button Poetry, and Write About Now. He graduated from Chadron State College with a degree in Secondary History Education. He is accompanied by Tyson Bennett, Jesse Hunter, and Chadzila of Von Disco.

Pride book by Jovan Mays

Pride, a collection of poems, by Jovan Mays. Learn more on Jovan’s website.

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