UnCommon HerStories

March 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

March 26

Who: Aja Monet

What: Aja-Monet is a Cuban-Jamaican poet originally from East NY, Brooklyn, residing in Chicago, IL. At 22 years old, she is currently the youngest Grand Slam Champion of the Lower East side’s legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café. Her work is classically surrealist, engaging altogether Hip Hop, Soul, and literary audiences. She dedicates her time and energy working with inner-city adolescence, providing performance poetry workshops and opportunities. Aja-Monet received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and is currently working on her MFA in Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

When and Where: 2006; Brooklyn, New York

How:  Download ‘Scared to make love, scared not to’ http://ajamonet.com/

Photo: omai.wisc.edu



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