This Is Utah

A Poet's Mind

Clip: Season 3 Episode 1 | 6m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

Jaruwat Maendl, who goes by J.P., is a 19-year-old award-winning spoken word artist. For J.P., poetry not only helped him come to terms with who he is, it also helped to shed a light on what goes on inside the mind of a person living with ADHD and Dyslexia. J.P. also uses his art to confront issues concerning race and identity, and the experience of feeling like an “other” among his peers.

Aired: 04/15/21

Rating: NR

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