I write as a means of exercising freedom and resilience. Finding its roots at the intersection of poetry, Hip Hop, the black literary tradition and theater, my work is about resonance. I am interested in crafting language in such a manner that the listener, viewer or reader can somehow see themselves or some aspect of their lived experience in the text. I write for change and believe that once someone is personally affected by something the positive social impact begins. I hope my writing can be an impetus for some.
Minnesota Prison Project Performance,
2019, Tish Jones. Courtesy of the artist.
Be Heard MN,
2019, Tish Jones. Emceeing the youth poetry slam series’ grand slam finals at SteppingStone Theatre. Courtesy of the artist.
Sistahs with Soul: The R&B Edition, Season 1,
2018, Tish Jones (Co-Curator). Courtesy of the artist.
Full cast of Sutrājal by Ananya Dance Theatre,
2019, Featuring Tish Jones & Douglas Ewart. Courtesy of the artist.