Jacobi Copeland became interested in writing when he was in 4th grade. He wrote his first story as an assignment for his 4th grade teacher, Ms. Grubbs. It told the story of an unusual family of five that travel to Las Vegas, Nevada and are pursued by a dangerously insane hotel worker. Jacobi’s art teacher, Ms. Macintosh took a distinct interest in Jacobi’s work and encouraged him to write more stories and poems, which fueled Jacobi’s interest in writing. Jacobi is a huge fan of Star Wars, so he likes to base some of his work on science fiction, but he also enjoys writing poems that inspire and entertain.
Jacobi is particularly motivated by the poetry of Shel Silverstein, whom he pays tribute to in his poem, “Drawkcab.” He and his family love to travel to different places in and out of the country and make their home in an Atlanta community where everyone looks out for one another.
Jacobi enjoys writing poems to inspire and to entertain and uses personal experiences to connect to his audience. He is a member of the YaHeard? Poetry Group and lives in an Atlanta community where everyone looks out for one another. This kind of positive support encourages Jacobi as an artist.
Jacobi wants to dedicate his second book of poems to his sister, Maya. Her imagination fuels his ideas for his poetry.