I’m Jacob Winterstein.

Winterstein is pronounced St·i·ne like Einstein not st·ee·n.

Here is a short bio:

Jacob Winterstein is a poet, host, teaching artist and event producer. He has traveled to twenty-four countries and always comes home to Philadelphia where he was born, raised and educated.

Jacob has represented Philadelphia at the National Poetry Slam, The Individual World Poetry Slam, the Red Bull Word Clash Poetry Competition, and is a winner of the Philadelphia Poet VS MC freestyle competition.

He has taught poetry, performance and improvisational rapping (freestyling) since 2006 at schools, universities, community centers and jails. He is the co-founder of The Philly Pigeon Poetry Slam, a Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly 2012 winner and a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge 2013 winner. He also is the co-director of Camp Bonfire, a summer camp for adults.