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KaNikki Jakarta is the first African American Poet Laureate of Alexandria, Virginia and co-owner of Great Publishing Company.

She is an author of six books and a short story collection.

KaNikki is an advocate for the art of poetry and spoken word and strives to create platforms of safe spaces to highlight the talents of other artists. She has traveled the US and the UK giving voice to the voiceless with the intention to inspire and uplift her listeners and readers.

If you would like to learn more about KaNikki, check out her website: 

You can also connect with KaNikki on Social Media:

Facebook:    @kanikkij
Instagram:   @kanikki_J
Twitter:         @kanikkij