Saturday, May 14, 2011

NYC Youth Poet Laureate Justin Long-Moton @ The Inspired Word

NYC Youth Poet Laureate Justin Long-Moton @ Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word, Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ One and One Bar/Restaurant, Nexus Lounge, Manhattan, NYC. Host: Erica Bradshaw.

Long-Moton is an ambitious and talented writer/performance poet and activist. Born in Harlem, New York, and now residing in the Bronx, he has quickly become a force to be reckoned with on the spoken word slam scene. He has performed and competed in world renowed venues across the country, including the Apollo Theater, and such local places as New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway and Saban Theater, just to name a few. He's one of the six members of the 2010 Urban Word NYC Slam Team that took top honors at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam this past summer in Los Angeles, the 2010 Knicks Poetry Slam Champion, and currently serving as New York City's Youth Poet Laureate. Now a 17 year old senior in high school, he finds himself searching for what it really means to be a man -- believing all life has a purpose. He prides himself for his courage and inability to bow down to life's obstacles. Next fall Justin intends on pursuing a degree in both journalism and English education.

The Inspired Word is New York City's hottest new spoken word poetry series happening every Thursday night in downtown Manhattan, produced by longtime writer/journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner.

Filmed and Edited by: Laurence Wallace

Music by: Oveous

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