February 4, 2020

Get to know Elijah Lynch, Teaching Artist at Youth on Record

Thank you…

To Jefferson County Open School, for instilling your six goals, and not giving up on me.

To Minor Disturbance, and the greater poetry communities, for giving me a home to become myself.

To First Wave, and the greater UW arts and scholarship communities, for being family.

To YOR, for your commitment to cultivating a radically humane workplace.

And to my students, for giving me reason to exercise the becoming of my best self.

Elijah Lynch, aka Smiley Gatmouth, is a poet, musiciain, philosopher, educator and emcee from Denver, CO. He is currently teaching, working on a new musical project (or five) and learning to take things one step at a time. You should check out his music sometime!