Saturday, September 15, 2012

Poet Mariposa Headlines + Poet AstMaat + Open Mic - Sept. 19

The Inspired Word presents the renown poet María Teresa Fernández aka Mariposa + poet AstMaat + our amazing 20-slot open mic open to all types of artists (comedians, musicians as well as poets). Hosted by Nathan P.



Mariposa (María Teresa Fernández) is an award winning poet and author whose poetry has been featured on the HBO Latino series, “Habla Ya!” and the critically acclaimed HBO documentary “Americanos: Latino Life in the US”, as well as BET, Lifetime and PBS. Mariposa has performed at universities and major venues throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and abroad including The United Nations World Conference\Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, the 7th Annual Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Black Enterprise’s 7th Annual Women of Power Summit and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Born and raised in The Bronx, Mariposa is a proud Puerto Rican of African Descent. Her work demonstrates pride in her Nuyorican, Afro Latin@ roots and a deep commitment to her community. Mariposa graduated from New York University having earned BA in Women’s Studies with a concentration in English Literature and a MA in Education. Mariposa is the author of Born Bronxeña: Poems on Identity, Love & Survival. She has also been published in The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, The Afro Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States, Def Poetry Jam’s Bumrush the Page, El Centro Journal, The Hostos Review, Resistance in Paradise: 100 Years of U.S. Colonialism, and Drum Voices Volume 23 among others. Follow her work at,, and And feel free to contact her @


Sandy McIntyre aka AstMaat has been a poet for as long as she can remember, having written her first poem at the age of 7. A Jersey City native, AstMaat has performed at venues such at the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York City and at open mics in the Tri-state area since the late 1980s. As a wordsmith, she is committed to honoring and furthering the enlivening, uplifting, educational role of “the griot” in the global community. AstMaat’s purpose is to restore people to the tangible, palatable, tactile awareness of their own Divinity, where they know themselves as being a living presence of The Divine and interact with the Presence of The Divine as being REAL.


Produced by: Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word


When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

Where: 116
116 MacDougal Street
(between Bleecker Street and Minetta Lane)
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (917) 703-1512

Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 7pm

Show starts @ 7:30pm

Cover Charge: $10


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