Jah Love is a multi-modal artist primarily creating and presenting poetry through live and recorded
readings. Her poetry reflects her observations and experiences with the beautiful chaos of our world
while promoting social justice and empowerment.
Vicki has coordinated and hosted readings with the Key West Poetry Guild for over twenty-five years
and is a senior Poet among its ranks. During National Poetry Month each April, Jah Love can be
seen chalking poems on White Street sidewalks in Key West, Florida.
Her first collection, Mesource, was self-published through Key West’s Sea Story Press in2008, and includes drawings, a watercolor painting for its cover, and a collection of original poems. She was an editor of, and has published in, the Key West based literary magazine,Decimos. Her work was included in the Guild's 2012 Anthology, Key West, I Love You. A download of the e-book, Mesource, can be purchased here.
She created and hosted a Black American Poetry celebration beginning in February of 2014, has co-hosted, co-organized and participated in numerous Poetry Guild public readings including the annual celebrations honoring Jose Marti, Tennessee Williams, and Ernest Hemingway.
In the Spring of 2021, Jah Love hosted online poetry sessions through the Adrienne Arsht Center forPerforming Arts to promote connectivity during the pandemic, ending each session with ‘peace, love,and poetics’. Jah Love emcee'd the 2022 ‘Women and Works’ Poetry event and the hosted the Key West Art In Public Places Sidewalk Poetry Bike Ride during Womenfest
Her career as a poet started in the second grade, c. spring 1979, at Winslow Township NJ School #3
with a recitation of Shel Silverstein's poem, "Sick". She is currently experimenting with three-dimensional
presentations of her poems and has a third collection underway.