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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Aja Monet

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale, Online Communications Coordinator, Poetry

Listen to Brooklyn poet Aja Monet read, and you’ll immediately be drawn in by her strong voice. Monet is a young poet, vibrant and warm but also balancing a worldliness and sophistication which surpasses her age. She’s got a presence … Continue reading

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Poetry: Kurtis Lamkin, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Kurtis Lamkin is a contemporary American embodiment of the ancient West African griot tradition, which blurs the boundaries between poet, singer and storyteller. The griot, bard or troubadour has been a fixture in all cultures since before the advent of … Continue reading

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