Poetry / Spoken Word

Addison Sharpe is a performer, writer and activist with a demonstrated history of social practice art. Their work has been featured at Patrick's Cabaret, The Minnesota Fringe Festival, Poems While You Wait (Chicago), The Neo-Futurists (Chicago and New York), and Salonathon (Chicago). Their ambition is best exemplified by their long and arduous quest to pet every dog.

Kassha Lisinski is a writer, artist, and performer who enjoys, more than anything, a good healthy grove of trees in the late afternoon. They are an enthusiastic participant in a smattering of activities including dance, soundmaking, self-defense, and the radical dismantling of oppressive political systems. 
 

Jamez Smith is a poet with decades of material sitting around gathering dust. The collection of journals just keeps growing and growing. He needs help.

Akiko Ostlund is a radical and boundary-pushing performance artist based in the Twin Cities. Originally from Osaka, Japan, she developed an interest in tribal fusion belly dance after moving to Minnesota, and subsequently began to study and practice the classical  Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam with the Ragamala school in Minneapolis. In recent years she has developed her own cleverly original dance/performance pieces, as well as insightful and revealing spoken word poetry.

Kevin Lanier Moore aka Kaoz is a native Clevelander and an award winning writer, actor, spoken word artist and educator. He began his artistic career appearing in countless plays, community theater projects, independent films and writing competitions. As grand poetry slam champion of his city, Kaoz represented Cleveland at the National Slam competitions two years in a row. 

Laura Cannata is a seminary student who writes poetry and short stories in her free time. She is active in disability rights specifically and human rights in general.

 

Eric Tu is a Judoka Poet born in San Jose, California and currently living in Minneapolis, MN. Eric graduated from the University of Minnesota with honors in 2015, where he majored in English and Asian-American Studies, and a minor in Dutch Cultural Studies. When not working or writing poetry, Eric is at judo practice or thinking about playing the Metal Gear Solid series.

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