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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Kara Jackson

Kara Jackson is a singer/songwriter, musician, and writer from Oak Park, Illinois. Jackson served as the third National Youth Poet Laureate from 2019-2020. She is the author of BLOODSTONE COWBOY (Haymarket Books, 2019). Kara’s highly anticipated debut album under Jonathan Dickins September Records was released fall of 2022.