A Chicago native, Joffrey Barron Hooks is a gifted poet, writer, minister, and educator. He earned his BS in Biology at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC and is presently working on his Masters degree in Education.
Joffrey’s poetry career took off in 1996. He was spiritually inspired to write, sometimes a multiple number of poems at one time, which turned into Joffrey organizing and writing a number of books at once. Life’s Lyrics is the first of his books of poetry. Future releases are Ponderings, She, and The Book of Verses.
As a performer, he has appeared at many poetry venues as well as being asked to speak at churches, penal institutions, weddings, high schools, colleges, and Thread the Needle, a Chicago Cable Access program.