Author Archives: Antonia Alexandra Klimenko

Jamika Ajalon to Guest at SpokenWord Paris September 16th–Monday’s Theme: Taking it Back

Author / wordist and inter-disciplinary artist, Jamika Ajalon works with different mediums independently, but also in  multiple  fusions- incorporating written and spoken text, sound/music, and visuals.   Her poems, stories and essays have been published in various digital and hard … Continue reading

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Thibaut Narme to Guest at SpokenWord Paris September 9th–Monday’s Theme: Food

Thibaut Narme was born in Courcouronnes, France and grew up in the urban sprawl of Dammarie-les-Lys on the outskirts of Paris. After getting his Bachelor in Economics from the Sorbonne University, he moved to Sweden, then onto Denmark, where he … Continue reading

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Will Strangmeyer to Guest at SpokenWord Paris September 2nd–Monday’s Theme: Regret

William Walrond Strangmeyer was born in Roanoke, Virginia, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and Brofus, New Jersey, where he went to Rutgers University, starting out as a classics major, changing to musicology and finishing​with an abnormal psychology, all … Continue reading

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Diana Norma Szokolyai & Dennis Shafer to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 22nd–Monday’s Theme: Spy

Diana Norma Szokolyai is an author, educator, interdisciplinary artist and artistic director. Her books are CREDO: An Anthology of Manifestos & Sourcebook for Creative Writing(edited anthology), Parallel Sparrows(poetry + photography), Roses in the Snow (poetry + photography), and Blue Beard, Remixed (poetry + short story + art). … Continue reading

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Skye Jackson to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 15th–Monday’s Theme: Race

SKYE JACKSON was born and raised in New Orleans. She holds an English degree from LSU and a degree in law from Mississippi College School of Law. She is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of New … Continue reading

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Ben Aleshire to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 8th–Monday’s Theme: Summer

BENJAMIN ALESHIRE is based in New Orleans, and travels the world as a poet-for-hire, composing poems for strangers on a manual typewriter in the street. His work has appeared recently in Iowa Review, Boston Review, El Mundo (Spain), NEON (Germany), … Continue reading

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Jack Cooper to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 1st–Monday’s Theme: Frustration

John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper comes from New York. Currently alive and living in Paris, he has — not necessarily in the following order — been a puppet (entirely in self-defense), a sometime pauper, always wanted to be a pirate, … Continue reading

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Sophia Lucia to Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 24th–Monday’s Theme: Internet

Sophia Lucia is an artist from Chicago, IL, USA. She received a BA in Performing Arts at University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently studying théâtre at Cours Florent in Paris. Sophia has been writing ever since she was … Continue reading

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Cecilia Woloch to Share the Guest-Spot with The Ellipses Condition (Pearlann Porter and John Lambert) at SpokenWord Paris June 10th! Monday’s Theme: Roots

Cecilia Woloch is the author of six collections of poems and a novel. She is an NEA Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, and the recipient of numerous other awards, including a Pushcart Prize and inclusion in the Best American Poetry series. … Continue reading

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Pearlann Porter & John Lambert to Share the Guest-Spot with Poet Cecilia Woloch at SpokenWord Paris June10th–Monday’s Theme: Roots

The Ellipses Condition is the partnered creativity of American artists Pearlann Porter and John Lambert, sharing a commitment to the authentic translation of their inner thoughts and emotions into dance, music and words. Their improvisitions blur the dynamics between movement, … Continue reading

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