Sunday, July 3, 2011

Poets Kamilah Aisha Moon & Dwayne Morgan + Open Mic - Thursday, July 7

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word features two amazing and amazingly different artists - Brooklyn-by-way-of-Nashville poet Kamilah Aisha Moon and Toronto superstar spoken word poet Dwayne Morgan.

Plus, a 15-slot open mic (open to poets, spoken word artists, actors, fiction/nonfiction writers, comedians, storytellers, singers, musicians, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING).

Hosted by 3-time HBO Def Poetry star Gemineye.


Kamilah Aisha Moon is an alumna of Cave Canem. A recipient of fellowships to the Prague Summer Writing Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and the Vermont Studio Center, her work has been featured or is forthcoming in several journals and anthologies, including The Harvard Review, jubilat, Sou’wester, The Oxford American, Lumina, Callaloo, Bittersweet, Open City, Essence, Bloom, Obsidian III, Mosaic, Gathering Ground, The Ringing Ear and Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. A featured poet in conferences and venues around the country, she has also led creative writing residencies for the Langston Hughes National Poetry Project, Community~Word Project, Acentos and Voices UnBroken. Moon received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Moon currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. For more info on Ms. Moon, please visit

Kamilah Aisha Moon reads "Borderless Country" from heather christle on Vimeo.

Dwayne Morgan began his career as a spoken word artist in 1993. In 1998, Morgan received both the African Canadian Achievement Award and the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Arts. He is also the winner of three Canadian Urban Music Awards (2001, 2003, 2005). In 2005 he was recognized as Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Vancouver. In 2008 Morgan’s contribution to the Arts and Canadian society were recognized on the Official Black History Month poster.


When: Thursday, July 7, 2011

Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Manhattan, NYC
Phone: (917) 703-1512

Time: Open Mic sign-up starts @ 6:30pm. Show starts @ 7:30pm

Cover Charge: $10


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