He is an official Ambassador for Youth for Human Rights as well as their Poet Laureate, and has read his poetry in such distinguished locations as the Japanese American Museum, Hammer Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Museum of Literature in Prague and the Dylan Thomas Centre in Wales. He was the recent recipient of the Saint Hill Art Festival’s Lifetime of Creativity Award, the first time this award was given to a poet. Jaffe served as International Readings Coordinator for the UNESCO Dialogue among Civilizations through Poetry Project from 2001 to 2004, a project that incorporated hundreds of readings in hundreds of cities globally. He is also the co-founder of Poets for Human Rights, an international coalition of poets and human rights advocates.
“The purpose of Poets for Human Rights is to remove the veil obscuring human rights violations on this planet, and brightly shine the light of truth on the perpetrators for the world to see. It is the nature of poets to lead the way for humanity and we will break the bonds of slavery and abuse wherever they may be with our observations and words,” said Jaffe. Poets for Human Rights chapters are now found internationally.