Author Archives: Antonia Alexandra Klimenko

Indran Amirthanayagam, Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris, Monday October 25th. Theme: Maps

Indran Amirthanayagam produced a “world’ record in 2020 by publishing three new poetry books written in three languages: The Migrant States (Hanging Loose,Press, New York) Sur l’île nostalgique (L’Harmattan, Paris) and Lírica a tiempo(Mesa Redonda, Lima). He has just published … Continue reading

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Jennifer Blowdryer, Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris, Monday, October 4th. Theme: “Thieves”

JENNIFER BLOWDRYER got her dumb name from her SF punk band, the Blowdryers, in 1977. She’s written columns for Maximum rock’n’roll, New York press, and downtown, and her books include: white trash debutante, modern English : a slang dictionary, and … Continue reading

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Sharon Mesmer to Guest at Spoken World Online June 29th–Monday’s Theme: Healing

Sharon Mesmer‘s most recent poetry collection, Greetings from My Girlie Place (Bloof Books) was one of Entropy’s ”Best of 2015.” Her other collections are Annoying Diabetic Bitch (Combo,2008), The Virgin Formica (Hanging Loose, 2008), and Half Angel, Half Lunch (Hard … Continue reading

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Jeffrey “Big Homey” Banks to Guest at Spoken World Online June 29th–Monday’s Theme: Healing

Jeffrey Banks is poetically known as “Big Homey”. He’s worked with notable people such as the late Fred “Rerun” Berry of What’s Happening!, Stellar Award-Winning Gospel Singer Maurette Brown Clark, GRAMMY-Nominated Soul Singer and Television Star Syleena Johnson, 2000 Olympic … Continue reading

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Dominique Christina to Guest at Spoken World Online Monday June 22nd–Monday’s Theme: Blood

Dominique Christina is an award-winning writer, performer, educator, and activist. She holds five national poetry slam titles in the three years she competed, including the 2014 & 2012 Women of the World Slam Champion and 2011 National Poetry Slam Champion. … Continue reading

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Jose Padua to Guest at Spoken World Online June 15th–Monday’s Theme: Growing Pains

Jose Padua’s first full length book, A Short History of Monsters, was chosen by former poet laureate Billy Collins as the winner of the 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize and is now out from the University of Arkansas Press. His poetry, … Continue reading

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Spoken World Online starts at 9pm tonight June 1st, (not the usual 8.30pm). Guest poet Arielle Cottingham, theme Storms.

9pm start for Spoken World Online tonight. (Not the usual 8.30pm.) Sign up possible beforehand by emailing spokenwordparis@gmail.com Theme – Storms Guest poet – Arielle Cottingham Please help us by spreading the word! Apologies for the late change. — David … Continue reading

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Constant L.Williams to Guest at Spoken World Online May 25th–Monday’s Theme: Scars Poetica

Constant L. Williams is a Los Angeles-born poet and former resident of Paris, France, where his writing first came of age. He studied creative writing at the University of Southern California where he received the Beau J. Boudreaux Poetry Award. … Continue reading

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Michael Rothenberg to Guest at Spoken World Online May 18th–Monday’s Theme: Worlds Apart

Michael Rothenberg is co-founder of the non-profit 100 Thousand Poets for Change (www.100tpc.org), a 501(c)3, and the “Read A Poem To A Child” initiative. He is also co-founder of Poets In Need, a non-profit 501(c)3, assisting poets in crisis. His … Continue reading

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Lisa Pasold to Guest at Spoken World Online May 11th–Monday’s Theme: Stars

Lisa Pasold is currently sheltering in place in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a storyteller, journalist, and poet. Lisa’s 2012 poetry book, Any Bright Horse, was nominated for Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award. Lisa’s poetry has appeared in magazines such … Continue reading

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