Jacob Sam-La Rose is a poet, educator and editor. Sam-La Rose’s collection Breaking Silence was published by Bloodaxe in Autumn, 2011. He has run workshops and held residencies internationally at hundreds of schools and other institutions. He is particularly well known for his work with youth ‘slam’ poetry initiatives, and his advocacy for the positive impact of new technology on literary practice and collaboration. He has appeared at a wide range of venues and festivals, including Kiasma (Finland), the Centre of Contemporary Art (Glasgow), London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Aldeburgh Literary Festival, the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers’ Conference (Chicago), and The URB Festival (Helsinki).