Larry Jaffe has been using his art to promote human rights throughout his entire professional career.
He is the Poet Laureate for Youth for Human Rights and the former Poet in Residence at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. Jaffe has been featured in poetry venues and festivals both throughout the U.S. and abroad in such distinguished locations as the Japanese American Museum, Hammer Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Museum of Literature in Prague and the Dylan Thomas Centre in Wales. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages. Jaffe was the recent recipient of the Saint Hill Art Festival's Lifetime of Creativity Award, the first time given to a poet.
Jaffe served as International Readings Coordinator for the UNESCO Dialogue among Civilizations through Poetry Project from 2001 to 2004, a project that incorporated hundreds of readings in hundreds of cities globally. He is also the co-founder of Poets for Human Rights, an international coalition of poets and human rights advocates with chapters all over the world.
From the sensually romantic to humor and social commentary, Larry Jaffe impacts audiences with a rich emotional range, masterfully crafted. His poetry appears in numerous anthologies, magazines, and on the Internet where he has pioneered poetry communities and web sites.