"Jordan uses words the same way the old masters used paint. His poetry is brilliant, naked and powerful."
--#1 New York Time's Bestselling Author Patricia Briggs
"Very beautiful work. Highly intelligent and exceptionally beautiful all while being very accessible."
--TJ Martin, Academy Award Winning Director
"This is amazing! A Masterpiece of words."
--David Garibaldi, Performance Painter
"Jordan Chaney, such a talented spoken word poet, and wonderful spirit."
--Andra Day, Warner Bros. Records Recording Artist
"Jordan is a voice of hope and inspiration for young people. With spoken word as his weapon, he wields his pen and voice to let young people suffering in chaos and dysfunction know there is a world of opportunity awaiting them."
--Alexia Everett, Senior Officer for the College Success Foundation
"Potent and Marvelous."
--Shahir Zag, Blogger and Chief Creative Office at Young & Rubicam
"Jordan Chaney's life story and poetry brim with a hard-fought wisdom and a contagious passion for life. When you come in contact with the man and his words, you can't help but feel inspired to live more deeply and fully."
--Brett McKay, Creator of Art of Manliness.com
"Jordan Chaney is an extraordinary young talent, poised on the edge of becoming well known. "double-barreled bible is an important first work in what will surely be an extensive vita. When he says, "i feel like...i'm being drawn and quartered by the force of four horses pulling towards the four corners of earth's unforgiving fortress," I know exactly where he is standing. He understands your dilemma. Jordan Chaney wants to heal you. Let him."
--Bart Baxter, 1994 MTV Poetry Grand Slam Winner
"His book speaks to the existentialist dilemma that so many of us experience but so few of us resolve with genuine satisfaction."
--Karen Yescavage, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
"Chaney writes in an encompassing Whitman-Esque style with endless lines, rare breaks, and massive amounts of imagery."
"The bigger-than-life personality is using his personal tragedies to connect with people on a human level."
--The Entertainer, article by Erick Peterson
"Jordan's work is captivating, inspiring, and it offers his readers hope."
"Jordan Chaney's Poetry is graceful. Musical. Magical."
--Linda Hatton, Mouse Tales Press
"Scalpel sharp yet elegantly insightful, Jordan's poetry dissects the ego even as it expands the heart."
--Ellen Tomaszewski, Etcetera Press
"Jordan Chaney's Poetry is as complex as a Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, as stirring as a Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir, as sensual as an Okanagan Valley Ice Wine and as bright as a Snake River Valley Riesling. He is the Poet Laureate of Northwest Wine Country."
--Andy Perdue, Editor of Winepress Northwest
"As an Artist, Jordan engages the human experience through powerful metaphors that shed light on social issues surrounding race, class, and immigration. As a captivating public-speaker, Jordan's activist-oriented discourse style educates his audience while provoking insight and motivating others to speak out against injustice."
--Eric J. Johnson, Ph.D., Washington State University "
"We've fielded hundreds of submissions at Recovering Yogi, but Jordan's autobiographical piece Holy Sh*t! was by far one of the most creative, inspired and riveting and it earned some of the most passionate comments we've had on our web site to-date. We've had the profound honor of reading many of Jordan's poems, and we look forward to seeing what he'll do next. We look forward to saying "we knew him when..."
--Joslyn Hamilton & Vanessa Fiola, Editors at RecoveringYogi.com
"Jordan artfully delivers emotional messages to a captive audience. His thoughtful approach to rhythm, style and flow is exceptional. It was an honor to bring such a talented poet and performer to campus in an effort to expose our students and the community to diversity and culture through performing arts. Our community is still buzzing about his outstanding show and when they will get to see him again."
--Lisa Jones, Director of Center for Arts & History at LCSC
"Chaney presents workshops. He performs readings. But what he gives is hope."
--Gregg McConnell, Publisher, Tri-City Herald Editorial Review
"My dude Jordan Chaney is the truth! Not just as a Poet but as a Human Being."
--Jerome Wright, Recording Artist with Ill Mannered
"His openness for students and members of the community to express their words revealed his kindness and dedication to the power of literary art."
--Michael Wasson, The Pathfinder
"Jordan did a poetry workshop with 240 of our students throughout the day. He was able to help them reflect on their life stories and use them to write poetry that made THEM the superhero. It was so beneficial to these kids to be able to struggle with their stories in such a therapeutic way and the kids were so excited to go home and finish their poems/raps. The day was filled with laughter, tears, energy, motivation, and most importantly, HOPE. Words can not express how grateful I am for this! "
--Amanda, Moses Lake High School
Testimonials from Lewis-Clark State College
"Amazing! More readings like these please!" --LCSC Student
"Had an amazing time at both the workshop and the reading. Also, I had fun with the open mic session too!" --LCSC Student
"Very inspirational" --Community Member
"It made my week! What a passionate speaker." --LCSC Alumni
"Really great knowing young people are inspired by poetry and poetry readings!" --Community Member
"Inspiring performance! Wish I had attend the workshop!" --LCSC Student
Testimonials from Horse Heaven Hills Middle School
"Chaney's workshops are rocket fuel for our student's creativity and imagination!"
"Jordan is amazing! His personality is cool. I loved his poem it was legit. I like how the whole poem was about his life. I'm happy he came to visit and I'm happy i got to sign his stool!" ---M.K., Student
"I loved how much fun he made it. When I got home I wrote 5 poems! It was a fun and great experience and would do it again if I could!" --K.A., Student
"Hey that was fun, you were really funny and inspirational. You were very open and made it really fun! Now that I am a "Super Human" I really like poetry. Your poem was Awesome! Nadroj.....it would be awesome to see you here again!" --G.H., Student
"This workshop was a very nice surprise! Mr. Chaney was a great instructor and speaker. This workshop ROCKED!!" --N.G., Student "
Testimonials from the Juvenile Justice Center
"What I learned today is to communicate and not to have stage fright in a crowd when you speak, cause if it's true it shouldn't matter what anyone says or thinks. It will only make you stronger when you choose to express yourself." --Student
"Man! I love this class I liked Jordan's personality and the way he interacted with all of us kids here in the Juvy, and I really liked all of the things he brought for us to do. Thank you!!!" --Student
"That's my boy!"