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After experiencing the sudden passing of her father, Jacinta Victoria White --who, months prior, had her first poem published (Young Detroiter, 1996)--found poetry to be her "life-line." She says poetry took on a different meaning for her -- helping her process the pain and grief. Years later, Jacinta started The Word Project (TWP) as a way to provide urban youth a safe space to share their complex stories through poetry. Today, TWP works with those of all ages and walks of life. A graduate in speech communications from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1994), Jacinta began her career as a public relations professional. She parlayed those skills with her love for the nonprofit sector, and after receiving her MPA in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University (2000), Jacinta worked in the field of resource development and event planning for several Atlanta-based nonprofits. In 2005, Jacinta returned to NC and began working full-time in her passion - The Word Project.
broken ritual is Jacinta's first published collection of poetry and it was launched in June 2012.
For details, visit Jacinta's website at http://poetryheals.com
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