The Poet’s List: Jasmine Mans



Hometown: Newark, NJ

Quote: “If Malcolm killed for freedom, why would I respect anybody out here killing for bragging rights?” — Jasmine Mans

One Accolade: Has appeared on Brave New Voices

Jasmine has appeared on “HBO’s Def Poetry” and HBO’s Russell Simmons presents “Brave New Voices” where her slam poetry experience was documented. Jasmine gained media buzz for her thought provoking piece about rapper Nicki Minaj, “The Mis-Education of Barbie.” With almost 400,00 views, her unapologetic critique/thoughts on the rapper’s portrayal in mainstream media caught the attention of several media outlets, and gained her a guest editorial spot on

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