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Ijeoma Oluo

New York Times Best Selling Author

“Jordan is kind, creative, ethical and responsive.” 


TJ Martin

Academy Award Winner

"I’ve screened my films all over the world and my experience collaborating with Jordan and his team was by far one of the most memorable.  Jordan created a space for genuine community engagement that fostered incredible social dialogue.  He is a community leader in the truest sense of the words."

David Garibaldi

Performance Painter

"This is amazing! A masterpiece of words."

Andra Day

Grammy-Nominated Singer

“Jordan Chaney, such a talented spoken word poet, and wonderful spirit.”

Brett McKay

Creator of Art of

"Jordan Chaney's life story and poetry brim with a hard-fought wisdom and a contagious passion for life. When you come in contact with the man and his words, you can't help but feel inspired to live more deeply and fully."

Shon Crewe

710 ESPN Seattle Host

"Jordan is an extremely talented and gifted storyteller. He's genuine and real which allows him to connect with an audience in a way that is truly inspiring and influential." 

Patricia Briggs

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author

"Jordan uses words the same way the old masters used paint. His poetry is brilliant, naked and powerful."

Andy Perdue

The Seattle Times

"Jordan Chaney's Poetry is as complex as a Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, as stirring as a Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir, as sensual as an Okanagan Valley Ice Wine and as bright as a Snake River Valley Riesling. He is the Poet Laureate of Northwest Wine Country."

Tod Marshall

Washington State Poet Laureate

“Jordan Chaney’s teaching is insightful, practical, and accessible—and like any good teacher, he’s interested in helping both the artist and the person."

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"His book speaks to the existentialist dilemma that so many of us experience but so few of us resolve with genuine satisfaction."

Karen Yescavage

Ph.D., Department of Psychology

"As an Artist, Jordan engages the human experience through powerful metaphors that shed light on social issues surrounding race, class, and immigration. As a captivating public-speaker, Jordan's activist-oriented discourse style educates his audience while provoking insight and motivating others to speak out against injustice."

Eric J. Johnson, Ph.D.

Washington State University

"His openness for students and members of the community to express their words revealed his kindness and dedication to the power of literary art."

Michael Wasson

The Pathfinder

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"Jordan did a poetry workshop with 240 of our students throughout the day. He was able to help them reflect on their life stories and use them to write poetry that made THEM the superhero. It was so beneficial to these kids to be able to struggle with their stories in such a therapeutic way and the kids were so excited to go home and finish their poems/raps. The day was filled with laughter, tears, energy, motivation, and most importantly, HOPE. Words cannot express how grateful I am for this!"


Moses Lake High School

"Chaney presents workshops. He performs readings. But what he gives is hope."

Gregg McConnell

Publisher, Tri-City Herald

"Man! I love this class I liked Jordan's personality and the way he interacted with all of us kids here in the Juvy, and I really liked all of the things he brought for us to do. Thank you!"


Juvenile Justice Center

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