Larry Jaffe

b. 1948

Current City, State, Country

Tampa, Florida, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Bronx, New York, USA


For his entire professional career, Larry Jaffe has been using his art to promote human rights. He was Poet-In-Residence at the Autry Museum, a featured poet in Chrysler’s Spirit in the Words poetry program, co-founder of Poets for Peace, helped spearhead the United Nations Dialogue among Civilizations through Poetry project, former Poet Laureate Youth for Human Rights, Florida Beat Poet Laureate, Pushcart Nominee, and was the recipient of the Saint Hill Art Festival’s Lifetime of Creativity Award, along with other awards. He was recently awarded the Lifetime New Generation Beat Poet Laureate. He is the Poet in Residence at the Jack Kerouac House in St. Pete. He has six books of poetry: Unprotected Poetry, Anguish of the Blacksmith’s Forge, One Child Sold, In Plain View, 30 Aught 4, Sirens and Man without Borders.

What is the relationship between Judaism and/or Jewish culture and your poetry?

My Jewishness is part off my beingness and I create from that viewpoint. My memoir in progress is called Jewish Soul Food. Five thousand seven hundred and eighty four years on this planet creating with centuries of tradition.

Published Works

Man without Borders (Local Gems Press, 2020)
Sirens (Cyberwit, 2019)
30 Aught 4 (Local Gems Press, 2018)
In Plain View (Local Gems Press, 2016)
One Child Sold (Salmon Publishing, 2010

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

Poet in Residence at Jack Kerouac House

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