Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mike Geffner's Inspired Word - Feb. 12!

In our strikingly elegant new home, (Le) Poisson Rouge, right in the heart of Greenwich Village, we continue our twice-a-month series with another amazing lineup: Mahogany L. Browne, Jason Reynolds, Megan Rickman, and Bonafide Rojas.


In alphabetical order:

Mahogany L. Browne, a Cave Canem Fellow, is the Editor of His Rib: Stories, Poems & Essays by HER & Barbershop Chronicles, and author of several books including her latest book of poems: Destroy Rebuild & Other Reconstructions of the Human Muscle. She has released five LPs including the live album Sheroshima.Mahoganybridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee. Her freelance journalism can befound in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada's The Word and UK's MOBO. She also facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country, focusing on women empowerment and youth mentoring. She is the owner of PoetCD.Com, an on-line marketing and distribution company for poets and is the host and curator at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.


Jason Reynolds (bio forthcoming)


Megan Rickman is a nationally touring spoken word artist from Richmond, Va. In her short three years working amongst the Spoken Word world, she has headlined from New York to California and everywhere in between.In 2008 She was selected along with 6 other poets from across the country to compete in the "Last Poet Standing" Invitational, handpicked by Taalam Acey, and is the reigning Grand Slam Champion of Richmond, Va. Currently she is working on her sophomore project as well as teaching poetry workshops to students and creative writing staff across Virginia in her work with The Virginia High School League. She is a contributing columnist for, and has released "All that I am", her freshman project, as well as a mix tape "All That I Was, All That I'm bout to Be" that will be available for purchase at the Inspired Word Event.


Bonafide Rojas is a poet, musician and author of pelo bueno: a day in the life of a Nuyorican poet (dark souls press, 2006). he is the vocalist/guitarist for the band The Mona Passage, a poetic rock and roll art experiment. He's also the 2002 slam this! champion and has been on two national poetry slam teams, NYC/Union Square 2002 & wicker park 2003. he has appeared in Russell Simmon's "Def Poetry Jam" season 4 and he has been published in the anthologies: bum rush the page: a def poetry jam, rolecall: "a generational anthology of social and political black literature and art, the centro journal, the acentos review, and the calabash journal.


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MC: Sherri Eldin

Date: Friday, Feb. 12, 2010
Time: 7-10pm
Location: (Le) Poisson Rouge
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158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 505-FISH (3474)
Cover Charge: $10

Please join us for what guarantees to be an amazing night of passionate words.


See you there,

Mike Geffner
Producer/Founder/Director, The Inspired Word

Assistant Director: Starvin' Marvin Mendlinger
Consultant: Timothy Prolific Jones
Logo: Gerard Cruz

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