Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Video - Poet Deborah Collage Grison @ Mike Geffner's Inspired Word

Poet Deborah Collage Grison @ Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word NYC spoken word poetry event, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, One and One Bar/Restaurant, Manhattan, New York City.

Ms. Grison is a native Chicagoan and has been writing and performing for over 20 years. She has shared the stage with some of the world's greatest literarians and spoken word artists of our time such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Dr. Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Stacye Ann Chin, Regi Gibson, Saul Williams, KRS-One and The Last Poets. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College located in Bronxville, New York. Her work has been featured in various journals and anthologies. Collage's first collection of work The Attic: words from the top (Writes of Passage Publishing Group) was published in 2001 received critical acclaim, as did her current publication A Love Supreme: a poemoir which was released in April 2010. This collection is a memoir told through poetry that tells the story of, with, to, through away from and back to the ultimate love of self, community, family, friendship and God. For more info, you can check her out at http://www.deborahcollagegrison.

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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