Description Jaiya John photoverse:Poetry drinks herebeside the wild thingsof the wanton woods . . .poetry drinks herefilling its porous gourdwith cool vitalityfades then back into the all-ness waiting to be swelled by the luminous spirit that brings its formless lips to the pregnant waterin this dream-rich serenity between branch and blade.
Jaiya John, Maryland Member Since November 2008 Artist Statement Jaiya John is the founder of Soul Water Rising, a global HUMAN mission. He serves as a professional speaker; poet; author; and youth advocate and mentor. He has addressed over 200,000 youth and adults internationally, always with the intent of stirring the soul to remember itself. This work is truly his mission, ministry, and life. He has currently authored five books, including memoir, poetry, and nonfiction. Jaiya is a doctor of social psychology, and was a professor of social psychology at Howard University (1995-1998) in Washington, D.C.