About Brentom

Brentom Jackson is an award-winning performance poet, classically trained actor (Texas Wesleyan University-2007) and Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (St. Edwards University-2011) practicing in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.

With poetic voice, theatrical flair, and socio-emotional expertise Brentom writes stories that explore the universal lessons within Black-American history and heritage. With the hope of inspiring readers from all communities to celebrate their culture and cultivate their creativity.

Frequently Asked Questions from Young Readers

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Animal: Turtles “Slow and steady wins the race.” (If it’s a marathon!)

Favorite Food: Pizza!

Favorite Movie as a Child: The Wiz (The 1978 version!)

Siblings: Older Brother, Older Sister, Me, Younger Sister

Children/Family: I have one child with my partner Sandra.

Favorite Book as a Child: I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house during early childhood. And they only had a few books: The Bible and a set of Encyclopedias. Over time I read most of the Bible and the entire set of Encyclopedias. My favorite encyclopedia was “J” and the section on Jazz.

Why did you become a writer: In first grade author/illustrator Ashley Bryan came to visit our class. He was the only person that I had seen keep the complete attention of children. It was magical. From that day forward I knew I wanted to tell stories, recite poetry, and write books just like him.