Love Jawns: A Mixtape

Love Jawns: A Mixtape

Love Jawns: A Mixtape (LJAM) is a soundtrack of the city, by the people, for your commuting & daydreaming pleasure. Three poets share a poem. A DJ stitches them together with musical interludes. Produced by Philadelphia Contemporary, a freestanding space for contemporary & performance art.


December 9, 2020 6 mins

A special collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum inspired by Jonathan Lyndon Chase's "Big Wash" exhibition opening in January 2021. Featuring poetry by JONATHAN LYNDON CHASE & JAMAL RASHAD.  Spun by VINCE ANTHONY

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A special collaboration with #VoteThatJawn, an initiative that aims to bring 18-year-olds and other first-time voters to the polls. Featuring Philly Youth Poet Laureates MIA CONCEPCION, CYDNEY BROWN & WES MATTHEWS in response to Walt Whitman’s poem “Election Day: November 1884.” Spun by VINCE ANTHONY

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June 19, 2020 25 mins


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May 29, 2020 12 mins

Special mini-mix featuring poet & comic book author QUINCY SCOTT JONES & current Philadelphia Poet Laureate TRAPETA B. MAYSON. Spun by VINCE ANTHONY

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May 29, 2020 19 mins

Featuring MIA CONCEPCION, 2019-2020 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate + NOOR IBN JABAM, a poet who teases, challenges, breaks & creates language + poet, performer & educator DENICE FROHMAN. Spun by Detroit-born, Philly-based DJ A-LIST. “Two Stops Early” is a phrase from Denice Frohman’s poem “A Queer Girl’s Ode to the Piragüero.” This episode concludes The Second Jawn

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April 30, 2020 20 mins

Featuring MERCEDEZ HOLTRY, poet, writer, mentor, and Chicana feminist + META SARMIENTO, Filipino rapper and poet born and raised in Guam who now calls Denver, CO home + TOLUWANIMI OBIWOLE, a Nigerian multi-disciplinary artist, organizer, and healer. Spun by MERCURII AKA TOLUWA OBIWOLE. “Some Very Important Chisme” is a line from Mercedez Holtry’s poem “Chisme and Lavender Carmel Coffee.”

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March 31, 2020 17 mins

Featuring SHAM-E-ALI NAYEEM, poet, artist & public interest lawyer + WARREN LONGMIRE, writer, software engineer & educator + BETHLEHEM ROBERSON, known as a vocussionist, fusing vocals with body percussion. Spun by VINCE ANTHONY, a singer-songwriter, producer & music educator. “How Do You Kill a Blank Page” is a phrase from Warren Longmire’s poem “Zoom Links.” 

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February 29, 2020 24 mins

Featuring Brooklyn-born interdisciplinary poet & sound artist TRACIE MORRIS + QUINCY SCOTT JONES whose first comic, Black Nerd with artist Ronald Nelson, will be released this year + HETTIE JONES, one of the most prolific Beat poets of her generation. Spun by DR. BRUCE CAMPBELL JR. aka DJ JUNIOR, a professor who runs his own independent record label, Record Breakin’ Music. “But that’s another whole story” is a line from Hettie ...

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December 27, 2019 21 mins

Featuring KAI DAVIS (she/her), a Black Queer writer, performer & teaching artist from Philadelphia who received the Leeway Transformation Award for her art for social change work + JASMINE L. COMBS, a writer, educator & spoken word artist who is the author of two collections of poetry, Universal Themes & This Drowning Was A Baptism + JACOB WINTERSTEIN, a lifelong Philadelphian, artist, event producer & educator &...

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November 20, 2019 22 mins

Featuring ASHLEY DAVIS, a black queer androfemme (they/she) artist, poet, human who writes to center the inter generational black femme & build spaces for rest & inner children to play + KIRWYN SUTHERLAND, a Clinical Research Professional & poet who makes poems centering the black experience in America + LYRISPECT, an award-winning lyricist, author, activist, educator & voiceover artist. Spun by VINCE ANTHONY, a sin...

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October 23, 2019 20 mins

Featuring TRAPETA B. MAYSON, a poet, social worker & MBA, who is a native of Liberia + CYNTHIA DEWI OKA, author of Salvage: Poems who created a migrant poetry workshop series in Philadelphia & is originally from Bali, Indonesia + SANAM SHERIFF, a poet & artist from Bangalore, India who is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at Washington University in St. Louis. Spun by OLUWAFEMI, a deejay, music producer & visual ...

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April 27, 2019 26 mins

Featuring RAQUEL SALAS RIVERA, 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia & co-editor of Puerto Rico en mi corazón, a collection of bilingual broadsides of contemporary Puerto Rican poets + YOLANDA WISHER, 2016-17 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, author of Monk Eats an Afro, & Curator of Spoken Word at Philadelphia Contemporary + HUSNAA HASHIM, 2017-18 Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia & author of Honey Sequence. Spun by DR....

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