I Will Read for You: The Voice and Writings of Jaiya John

I Will Read for You: The Voice and Writings of Jaiya John

Voice medicine to soothe your soul, from freedom worker, poet, author, and spoken word artist Dr. Jaiya John. Bedtime bliss. Morning meditation. Daytime peace. Comfort. Calm. Soul food. Come, gather around the fire. Let me read for you... Books online wherever books hang out. Learn more at jaiyajohn.com.

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July 12, 2022 4 min

Reading a selection from my book, Lyric of Silence, which begins, In the soft nook of  an old tree... My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books are available online at booksellers worldwide. eBooks are exclusively at my website. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, and sharing online book reviews. My whole heart crie...

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Reading a selection from my book, Fragrance After Rain, which begins, Jasmine tea...
My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books are available online at booksellers worldwide. eBooks are exclusively at my website. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, and sharing online book reviews. My whole heart cries Grateful. jaiya...

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An interview with host Sonali Fiske for her Revolutionary Voices radio show, airing on Rukus Avenue Radio, itself hosted on Dash Radio. Our conversation addresses grief in these times of pandemic and social trauma, and how we may exercise our personal and collective sovereignty as a path of healing and humanizing change. This interview aired on May 10, 2022. Rukus Avenue Radio is the #1 South Asian Radio/Podcast Network, serving ne...

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Reciting I'm Gonna Make You See Me, from my book, Beautiful: A Poetic Celebration of Displaced Children, during my keynote speech to 600 9th graders at Gar-Field Senior High School, Prince William County, Virginia School District. September 30, 2011...

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Reading a selection from my book, Fragrance After Rain, which begins, Today, I will write poetry for you...

My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books are available online at booksellers worldwide. eBooks are exclusively at my website. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, and sharing online book reviews. My whole hear...

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April 25, 2022 1 min

Reading a selection from my book, Fragrance After Rain, which begins, I sit in the garden, in the poetry of blossoms...

My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books are available online at booksellers worldwide. eBooks are exclusively at my website. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, and sharing online book reviews. M...

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April 18, 2022 3 min

Reading a selection from my book, Fragrance After Rain, which begins, She woke beneath a blanket of moonlight...

My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books are available online at booksellers worldwide. eBooks are exclusively at my website. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, and sharing online book reviews. My whole...

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Sharing a live keynote clip, reciting my spoken word piece on youth leadership, I Lead Myself, from my book, Beautiful: A Poetic Celebration of Displaced Children. Keynote presented at the California Youth Connection Leadership and Policy Conference. Thousand Oaks, California, Aug. 4, 2012.

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Sharing a past live recording, reciting my spoken word piece, This Home I Am, from my book Beautiful: A Poetic Celebration of Displaced Children, as part of my keynote speech for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 7, 2011.

This poem addresses psychological and spiritual homelessness and their counterpart condition that I call, Homefulness.

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March 15, 2022 6 min

Reading a selection from my book, Lyric of Silence, which begins, A million golden blades make plush the meadow within your heart...

My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books are available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. Ebooks are exclusively at my website. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorit...

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In honor of Social Work Appreciation Month, I am honored to share with you this live recording of me reciting my poem I Call You Legendary, from my book, Legendary: A Tribute to Those Who Honorably Serve Devalued Children. The eBook is available exclusively at jaiyajohn.com. This reading is excerpted from Reclaiming Our Sacred Ways, a live, abridged keynote message by Dr. Jaiya John at the January 24, 2018 Child Abuse Awareness and...

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March 3, 2022 3 min

Reading a selection from my book, Lyric of Silence, which begins, Shatter the glass pitcher hoarding your sweet soul...

My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books are available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. Ebooks are exclusively at my website. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, a...

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From Dr. Thema Bryant's Instagram account: MOVING FROM FEAR TO FREEDOM with psychologist, poet, and freedom worker Dr. Jaiya John. Join us for this enlightening conversation about his powerful book "Freedom: Medicine Words for Your Brave Revolution." He reads key passages for us and reflects on supremacy, inferiority, racism, internalized racism, rest, love, and freedom.
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February 5, 2022 10 min

Reading a selection from my book, Habanero Love: A Poem of Sacred Passion, which begins, Usurp my throne...

My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books are available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, and sharing online book reviews. My whole heart cri...

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February 4, 2022 2 min

Reading an unpublished piece which begins, One glance from your soul...
My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books, are available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, and sharing online book reviews. My whole heart cries Grateful. jaiyajohn.com...     

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February 2, 2022 2 min

Reading an unpublished piece which begins, This morning I hold the gourd of my heart...
My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books, are available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, and sharing online book reviews. My whole heart cries Grateful. jaiyaj...

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January 31, 2022 3 min

Reading a selection which begins, Bless the hearts of those... from my book, Fresh Peace: Daily Blossoming of the Soul. My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books, are available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, and sharing online book reviews. My wh...

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January 28, 2022 2 min

Reading a selection which begins, A morning mantra for remembering... from my book, Lyric of Silence: A Poetic Telling of the Human Soul Journey. My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books, are available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, and sharing ...

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January 26, 2022 3 min

Reading a selection which begins, Sacred is this moment... from my book, Fresh Peace: Daily Blossoming of the Soul. My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books, are available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, and sharing online book reviews. My whole ...

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Reading a selection which begins, One of the first steps toward peace... from my book, Fresh Peace: Daily Blossoming of the Soul. My new book, Fragrance After Rain, and all my books, are available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. Thank you for posting your copies on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your favorite passages, and sharing online book revi...

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