Timothy Prolific Edwaujonte (formerly Veit Jones) is a poet, writer, educator, genealogist, healer, and organizer. In the continuum of the Black Arts Movement, Edwaujonte synthesizes ancestral traditions, creative practice, and Hip-Hop culture as an Afro-Indigenous folkloric praxis.
He has been a featured speaker at a diverse variety of institutions, ranging from Cornell University to Rikers Island to STooPS in Bed-Stuy. He has been published in African Voices, Voicemail Poems, The Inquisitive Eater, 12th Street, the Dancing While Black 2012-2018 Community Syllabus, the graphic novel Gunplay, the Penmanship Book anthology 30/30 Vol. 2, The Ferguson Moment, and YRB Magazine. Through his former publishing company, Andre Maurice Press/Indelible Books, he edited and released Blackout Arts Collective’s One Mic: A Lyrics on Lockdown Anthology and Peuo Tuy’s Khmer Girl. Tim was a Riggio Fellow at The New School, and is a graduate fellow at The Watering Hole. He is the author of Musaic: 40 Days, 40 Nights, and Ofrenda para las ancestras.
Timothy is the Visioning Partner (VP) for Institutional Culture at PURPOSE Productions, teaches Kuumba/Integrated Arts at the Ember Charter Schools for Mindful Education, and is the founder of the Owo Foro Adobe publishing and performance collaborative. He is from Uniondale (Long Island), and lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York.