Tuesday, December 7, 2010

HBO Def Poetry Star Emanuel Xavier @ Mike Geffner's Inspired Word

HBO Def Poetry Star Emanuel Xavier @ Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word NYC spoken word poetry event, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, One and One Bar/Restaurant, Manhattan, New York City.

Xavier is author of the novel, Christ Like, and editor of several anthologies including the forthcoming, Me No Habla With Acento: Contemporary Latino Poetry. A spoken word/music compilation album, Legendary, and his new poetry collection, If Jesus Were Gay & other poems, were recently released. Recipient of the Marsha A. Gomez Cultural Heritage Award, a New York City Council Citation, and a World Pride Award, he has been featured on Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry and works for Random House. He also curates a monthly spoken word poetry series for El Museo del Barrio and was recently proclaimed a 2010 GLBT Icon by the Equality Forum for his activism and contributions to the gay community. For more info on Emanuel, please visit http://www.emanuelxavier.com/

The Inspired Word is New York City's hottest new spoken word poetry series that happens every Thursday night in downtown Manhattan, produced by longtime writer/journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner and hosted by Erik "Advocate of Wordz" Maldonado.

Videographer: Elaine Delehant (bonobofilms.com)

Music: MaJOR LEAGUE, creep mix.

See more spoken word poetry videos on YouTube.com/NYCInspiredWord

Inspired NYC Spoken Word Poetry Tweets: http://twitter.com/InspiredWordNYC

Inspired NYC Spoken Word Poetry Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/InspiredWordNYC/

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