Q&A with Poet Jasmine Combs

It’s been a good year for Jasmine Combs ’16. Combs has won writing and poetry slam competitions and was featured in Philly Voice’s “18 Young Philadelphians Shaping the Future of the City’s Creative Class.” Between all of this, she’s finding time to complete two degrees at Temple. I caught up with Jasmine to talk about her exciting year and how she got her start in slam poetry.

I picked this as a major because writing and interacting with literature is pretty much the entirety of my life. I majored in creative writing in high school at Philadelphia’s High School for Creative and Performing Arts, so it only made sense to continue with that. I minored in Spanish because I’ve always wanted to learn the language fluently and I’m getting my master’s in secondary ed because teaching has always been my plan B, so I figure it’s best to get a master’s degree sooner rather than later.

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