April 23rd, 2013
In honor of National Poetry Month: Chas Jackson earned his Bachelor of Arts in screenwriting with a minor in marketing. He tours the U.S. and facilitates workshops on creative expression. Chas currently writes for the award-winning web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl. Chas began performing poetry as a dare and hasn't stopped since. He was one of the breakout stars of the FX TV show, Black. White., produced by Ice Cube. Performing his original poetry, he received high praise for his work on the show that later went on to win an Emmy award. He has competed as a member of the 2006 Los Angeles Slam Team and 2008 Atlanta Slam Team. In 2009, as part of team San Francisco, he performed on the final stage at the national poetry slam, placing third out of the nation's 68 teams. Chas believes that poetry is the only way you can touch someone as heart without his or her permission.