Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community
Poet Jen Harris is a Kansas City-based Spoken Word Poet, Women’s Rights and LGBT activist, published author, founder and host of KC Poetry Slam. She has won numerous poetry, activism and academic awards. She is currently finalizing her second book of poetry, a one-woman show, her first spoken word album, and a cross-country tour. She considers herself the ethnographer of a generation caught between tradition and technology and an artist who must educate patrons on the financial and emotional validity of her work.
“My poetry aims to connect people to the common core we all possess, the desire to be loved and accepted for who we are.”