Her poetry has been published in literary journals such as Four Way Review and Cream City Review, for which she was nominated for a 2021 Best of the Net Award and the 2020 Summer Poetry Prize. She is a regular contributor for the “Poet’s Notebook” column of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay and has been featured as a poet, speaker and panelist at various institutions, organizations and media outlets, including the University of South Florida, Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Metro Inclusive Health, 88.5 WMNF radio station and WEDU PBS. Among her commissioned work, she has written and performed a poem for the Goodwin-Procter global law firm. Yuki has taught writing classes as a professor at Ringling College of Art and Design and as a freelance teaching artist for community-based nonprofits such as Keep St.Pete Lit, SpaceCRAFT and Cultured Books. Her work as an arts educator includes being the founder of The Battleground, a youth program serving a historically marginalized community in Tampa, Florida. She holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from the University of Tampa and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Criminology from the University of South Florida. The inspiration for all of Yuki’s work is based on her Soka Gakkai International Buddhist practice, hip-hop lyricism and the art in daily life.
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The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging. In this episode, Common Good partnered with April Doner and the Abundant Community to speak with Yuki Jackson. Yuki Jackson...