Yazmenne Archer

Yazmenne Archer is a creative writer, poet, and spoken word artist currently serving as Youth Outreach Coordinator within Street Poets Inc. Originally from South Jersey, Yazmenne is a graduate of The California Institute of The Arts (CalArts) obtaining a MFA in Creative Writing. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Montclair State University. With previous experience as a teaching assistant and in various youth spaces, Yazmenne has brought to Street Poets her unique and warm high energy, vision and organizational skills. Continuing her thesis work from CalArts, she is steadily working on her poetry manuscript while enrolled in Community Literature Initiative’s 10-month publishing program within the Sims Library of Poetry. She fearlessly ventures to new places, and we are so excited that she chose to venture to ours. Yaz’s main work with Street Poets will focus on connecting youth from our school and probation writing workshops with Street Poets’ after-school program offerings and beyond.