Welcome to Lay It Bare (dot com).

My name is Khary, and the sobering reality of having such a name is that it will be frequently misspelled.  With that in mind,  I decided to choose a name for this site that captures the essence of my goal as an artist.  So there you go.  You are invited to peruse the entire site. My home is yours.  At least online. 

I am using this page as both poet and playwright, so you'll at least have some variety to work with.  I have dozens of poems, and 10 full length plays thus far, one of which (Water) was produced April 2009 in Chicago by Ink and Pulp Theatre.

UPDATE: My first poetry book, Any Psalm You Want, has been officially published with Write Bloody Publishing and is available online right now (http://writebloody.com/shop/products/any-psalm-you-want)
!! Info regarding the book release event and performance dates will be shared as they materialize... BUT IN THE MEANTIME CHECK OUT A FANTASTIC REVIEW FROM THE TC DAILY PLANET HERE: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/2013/04/09/khary-jacksons-any-psalm-you-want-moving-multicultural-mantras

Also, I have a new video collaboration with Isabella Jones featuring one of my book's poems:


If you want to speak with me regarding potential gigs, workshops, productions or collaborations and such, email me at poet@layitbare.com.  Thank you for your time.  I'll see you on the other side.

~Khary (aka 6 is 9)

Note of acknowledgement:

Khary Jackson, in partnership with Harry Waters Jr., is a fiscal year 2012 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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