Poetry / Spoken Word

Kenny Ngo is a queer Vietnamese-American writer and performer.  He represented Hamline at CUPSI (College Union Poetry Slam Invitationals), and at the Great Twin Cities Poetry Read.  Being the youngest son of immigrant parents, he first picked up a pen at age one and started writing by age three.  As a writer, he blends together the essay and poetry in works that deal with heritage, self-love, and the value of emotional honesty.  He enjoys walks in the forest and cuddling with his two dogs, Cloud and Cash.  

A.P. is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Minneapolis, MN. Their performance work has been performed as a part of 20% Theatre Company’s Naked I and Q-Stage, at Queertopia, Patrick’s Cabaret, Bryant Lake Bowl, and Madame. In addition to performance, A.P. works with photography, poetry, non-fiction based narrative and sometimes dance. A.P. believes their artistic process is sort of like a spiritual science, and remains curious and open to its outcomes. 

 

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. 

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