Poet Laureate, Town of Chapel Hill
CJ Suitt is the poet laureate of Chapel Hill, NC. He is a performance poet, arts educator, and community organizer whose work is rooted in storytelling and social justice. He is committed to speaking truth to power and aims to be a bridge for communities who can't always see themselves in each other. Suitt is making a long-awaited move into full-time artistry to facilitate dialogue in spaces that are often dominated by fear-driven stereotypes. He is the co-creator of the podcast Sitting in the Intersection, which explores the radical nature of relationships across differences.