Our poet this weekend comes to us via my old high school pal and celebrated poet herself, Dana Levin. When I reached out to Dana for some fresh blood in the poet department, she responded with a very generous list of contemporary New York Poets. I was excited to have such a resource – and then, after checking out her website, I reached out to Kamilah Aisha Moon. Kamilah said YES – always a thrill – and is going to come read for us. I’m always happy to meet new artists and can’t wait to have her with us. Here’s her bio:
Kamilah Aisha Moon’s work has been featured in Harvard Review, jubilat, The Awl, Poem-A-Day for the Academy of American Poets, The Oxford American and Gathering Ground. A Pushcart Prize winner and finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Audre Lorde Award from the Publishing Triangle, Moon is the author of She Has a Name (Four Way Books) and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.