Alexandria’s Poet Laureate Leads A Friendly Game of Slam April 26

The City of Alexandria appointed KaNikki Jakarta as the new¬†Poet Laureate. The first African-American to hold the title, she replaced Wendi Kaplan, whose term ended in March 2019. Jakarta is an award-winning performance poet who has toured the U.S. and United Kingdom. She has been writing for more than 26 years and active in the…