JERSEY CITY POET LAUREATE

Susan Justiniano (RescuePoetix)

RescuePoetix™ is a professional artist entrepreneur. As a published performing poet, she has recorded poems to music, in English and Spanish, is deeply immersed in the Arts across communities throughout NJ, NY, CT, PA and MD and is developing a body of work that focuses on the rich linguistic poetry.

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Susan Justiniano (RescuePoetix), is a self-taught bilingual globally published performing poet, advocate, spoken word artist, recording artist and teaching artist. Her passion for words started at age 9 with a dictionary, notebook, and the latest paperback she could get her hands on.

In 2006 RescuePoetix™ emerged as a professional artist entrepreneur. As a published performing poet, she has recorded poems to music, in English and Spanish, is deeply immersed in the Arts across communities throughout NJ, NY, CT, PA and MD and is developing a body of work that focuses on the rich linguistic poetry.

She is twice honored as Poet Laureate: First Puerto Rican woman Poet Laureate of Jersey City, NJ (2022-2022) and State of New Jersey Beat Poet Laureate (2022-2024). She expands the position of Poet Laureate of Jersey City to engage artists of varied cultures and languages to reflect the diversity of Jersey City as a community, advocate for artists as professionals and establish that multilingual events, including ASL and trilingual translations, are mainstream and spotlights the importance of embracing the rich cultural diversity within the Arts.

RescuePoetix™ poetry is motivational, uplifting, and empowering; designed to connect on a level far deeper than what the eye can perceive. Spinning verses in Spanish and English, her words weave stories of strength, growth, experience, and love in its many evolving forms.

As an arts advocate, she serves on the boards of In Full Color (Jersey City), Art Pride NJ (Independent Advisory Board), Word Seed Inc (Paterson NJ – Vice President), House on the Waterfront MD (DMV – Founding Partner) and committees throughout the USA with a focus on equity and equality in the Arts.