Jarvis Subia

Writer | Performer | Educator

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Sillicon Valley Born and Raised

Born and raised in the San José Bay Area, Jarvis Subia's work delves into his relationship with his communities, sexuality, masculinity, national/global politics, lineage, race, gardening, mental health, personal growth, love, love, and love.

Jarvis is San José’s 2018 Poetry Grand Slam Champion. He has been apart of 5 national poetry slam teams representing his college and city. His most heartfelt accomplishments are: graduating with a BA from San Francisco State University's Creative Writing program, placing 2nd in the nation for multi-voice poems in 2015 with the Palo Alto slam team, coaching a youth and 2 collegiate poetry slam teams for MACLA in San Jose and for SFSU, and participating in the masters writing workshop at the 2017 Las Dos Brujas writers conference.

Jarvis is a member of 2017-18 & 2018-19 Youth Speaks’ Emerging Poet Mentors collective, a part of the CA Spoken Word Project cohort fighting for literacy education in the classroom, an in-class teaching artist for SFJAZZ’s Jazz In The Middle residency program teaching curriculums on the history of blues, poetry, & diaspora, and is the after school poetry instructor for the Digital Media & Culture Studio at Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), a contemporary latin arts and community organization based in San José.


 Performances, Workshops, and Collaborations