Jalynn Harris


Jalynn Harris is a Baltimore native currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Baltimore where she is the inaugural recipient of the Michael F. Klein Fellowship for Social Justice. She is also the founder of SoftSavagePress—a press dedicated to promoting works by Black people. She received her BA in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also the winner of the 2019 Enoch Pratt Free Library Poetry Contest. Her work has appeared in TransitionGordon Square ReviewSuper Stoked Words, Scalawag Magazine, and Little Patuxent Review. Instagram: @alienblaxcollective & @softsavagepress.

Stories by Jalynn Harris
"I always think of how much, how high, and how something can get done that has yet to be seen or encountered."

Carla Du Pree’s profound surrender to the principle of abundance has allowed her advocacy to flourish, especially CityLit Project, a Baltimore literary nonprofit founded by Gregg Wilhelm in 2004.

The Executive Director of the summer-long literary program A Revolutionary Summer talks about external and authentic power

Cole’s belief in language as freedom is the catalyst for her life’s work—to motivate Black girls and women to use language as a tool for finding their own authentic power.

A sanctuary for artists to hone their craft through writing workshops, art shows, and a residency/studio program

With everything in the world in constant disarray, it’s heartening to know one thing has not changed: Sidney Clifton’s vision.

The Clifton House will be a hub for creatives across Baltimore to hone their craft

The Clifton House will be a hub for creatives across Baltimore to hone their craft through low- to no-cost programming, including writing workshops, arts programs, and history workshops.