Najee Omar


Najee Omar is a Brooklyn-based poet, performer, and educator, who uses the arts to engage and cultivate community.

He is the recipient of fellowships from The Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and Poetry Incubator for Emerging Poets. His selected features include All Def Poetry, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and colleges and universities across the United States. Najee is the Founder, Executive Director of Spark House: an arts education organization dedicated to developing youth voice and promoting social/emotional well-being.

As a teaching artist, he turns classrooms into stages by conducting poetry and performance workshops for inner city and high need youth in schools and juvenile justice facilities across the country. In 2018, Najee was commissioned by The Shed to co-develop DIS OBEY: a space for New York City youth to explore creative action through writing, story telling, and visual arts. 

Najee was named an Artist-in-Residence with the Intergenerational Community Arts Council and a New York Times Visionary.

When he is not adulting, you can catch Najee trolling on social media @najeeomar.

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