Jamaal Jackson Rogers

Ottawa's Poet Laureate

Jamaal Jackson Rogers was named Ottawa's English-language Poet Laureate by Mayor Jim Watson in March. Rogers, a spoken word artist, arts educator, residential counsellor for adults with disabilities, and creative director of Origin Arts and Community Centre, is the city's first poet laureate in over 25 years.


Performing at the Sandwell Green Park Outdoor Stage Show - 1:20 pm

Also, listen and enjoy Jamaal’s poetry & storytelling in the Creative Corner 1-4pm (by the face painting booth).