About

JR Mahung  is a Belizean-American poet from the South Side of Chicago and one half of Poetry duo Black Plantains with Malcolm Friend. They teach, write, and study in Amherst, MA. JR is a 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee, a 2017 Emerging Poet’s Incubator Fellow, and the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam representative for the Boston Poetry Slam. Their poetry is published or forthcoming in Moko Literary Magazine, Maps for Teeth, WusGood,  Cosmonauts Avenue, Winter Tangerine, Freezeray Literary Journal, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Cantab Anthology, Vinyl Poetry Journal and elsewhere. Their second collection of poems “Since When He Have Wings” is available on Pizza Pi Press. JR’s mixtape is not for sale but they’ll ask you to buy it anyways. Tweet them about rice and beans @jr_mahung.