Jamaica Osorio


Photo/Foto: Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Spoken Word

Jamaica Osorio performs two poems.

  • 1. Make a Wish
  • 2. Straight Jacket

are we all really in the sky being told to reach for something that doesn't exist
are we ignorant or lucky for believing in it
does god really care if we pray to him or ourselves
is it all relative
is expecting tomorrow a sin


Jamaica Osorio is a recent graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama and is based in Honolulu, Hawaii when she is not attending Stanford University. In 2008 Jamaica was part of the 5 person team that won the international youth poetry competition Brave New Voices in Washington DC and is featured in HBO's documentary "Brave New Voices." She was named the 2009 Youth Speaks Hawaii Grand Slam Champion.

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