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D. Amari Jackson

D. Amari Jackson is a creator, author, TV/web/film producer, and award-winning journalist. He is Senior Writer for Black Art in America, the leading platform for African American art in the nation. He is author of the 2011 novel, The Savion Sequence; creator/writer/coproducer of the 2012-2014 web series The Book Look; writer/coproducer of the 2016 film Edge of the Pier; and writer/coproducer of Listen Up! on HBCU GO/Roku TV. He is a former Chief of Staff for a New Jersey state senator; a former VP of Communications & Development for the Jamestown Project at Harvard University; and a recipient of several writing fellowships, including the George Washington Williams Fellowship from the Independent Press Association. An active ghostwriter, songwriter, script writer, martial artist, and journalist, his writings have appeared in a wide variety of national and regional publications. His upcoming children’s book, Jelani’s Key, will be published with AALBC Books for Young Readers in summer 2023.