Author Archives: Antonia Alexandra Klimenko

Karina Castan aka ”Naima” to Guest at SpokenWord Paris September 10th–Monday’s Theme: Enigma

Karina ”Naima” Castan has performed at the Sydney Opera House in the Australian Poetry Slam; in ski town Colorado in snowy taverns; in House parties in Israel/Palestine; at dive bars in Los Angeles and originally, in quaint cafes in Tasmania. … Continue reading

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Plumbline (Jeffrey Jaiyeola) to guest at SpokenWord Paris September 3rd–Monday’s theme: Healing Old Wounds

Plumbline (Jeffrey Jaiyeola) is a Nigerian poet who happens to be a geoscientist. He started writing at the age of 11 in reaction to his elder sister’s short story which had a rather sad ending because he wanted a ‘happy … Continue reading

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Elan Mehler to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 30th–Monday’s Theme: Saints and Sinners

“Mehler’s touch is as nuanced as Bill Evans’s, and his phrasing draws on both jazz and classical music without directly importing licks from either.  The subdued certainties of his playing bring a crowded room to total silence.” –John Fordham, The … Continue reading

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Nancy Stohlman to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 23rd–Monday’s Theme: Carnival/Circus

Nancy Stohlman is the author of many books, including The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories (2014), The Monster Opera (2013) and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape (2010), which was a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. She is the creator and curator of … Continue reading

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Didier Cornevin to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 16th–Monday’s Theme: French Poetry, Love and Journey

I have always been passionate about literature and rock music. Before living near Paris, I was living in the south of France near Toulon by the sea. Why Toulon ? My father was in the Navy.  Provence, the cicadas, the … Continue reading

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Ben Aleshire to Guest at SpokenWord Paris July 2nd–Monday’s Theme: Travel Stories

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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Kathleen Spivack to Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 25th–Monday’s Theme: The Other

Kathleen Spivack is an award winning poet, novelist and essayist. (She is also a friend to many a writer, imparting both guidance and undying support–My words)  Her newest book is the novel Unspeakable Things (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016). The book … Continue reading

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Bruce Edward Sherfield to Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 18th–Monday’s Theme: Essence / Scent

Bruce  has always considered himself an unidentified flying artist, dividing his career between dance, acting, songwriting, rap, composing, collage, voiceover, and his biggest passion: the written word. ” I have a BFA(Biggest Fluke of ALL?) from the University of Florida … Continue reading

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Hassan Melehy to Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 11th–Monday’s Theme: Migration

  Originally from New England, Hassan Melehy lived all over the United States before settling in North Carolina in 2004. His poems have appeared in The Hat, nthposition, Borderlands, and Redheaded Stepchild, among other journals. His first collection, A Modest … Continue reading

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Mia Funk to Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 4th–Monday’s Theme: Memory

Mia Funk – artist, writer, interviewer and founder of The Creative Process traveling exhibition and international educational initiative. (Please link to: http://www.creativeprocess.info)  Mia’s portraits of writers and artists appear in many public collections, including the U.S. Library of Congress, Dublin Writers … Continue reading

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