Rjpoet, born Richard T. James, Jr. is a poet, author and writer currently living in his home town of Detroit, Michigan. A 1990 graduate of Morehouse College, he acquired his Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Proudly, in 2003, Richard completed his doctoral degree program in Educational Administration and Policy studies from Wayne State University. He teaches Marketing/Business Education in the Detroit Public School system.
Rjpoet's works reflect his life experiences. Inspired by such African American writers as Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, and Nikki Giovanni, Rita Dove, Zane, Terry Mcmillian; his words are imaginative, soul stirring, romantic, sensual and captivating.