Moonstone Poetry Series: Aaren Perry & M. Nzadi Keita

The Moonstone Poetry Series Presents

Aaren Perry has performed his work with music and in Spanish at venues like the Nuyorican, the Kimmel Center, the World Cafe. He has taught writing workshops to all ages at schools and colleges on the East Coast and in the Midwest for 20 years. Perry has published in Critique Magazine, Mad Poets Review,Tyme Anthology, Xconnect Magazine, Blue Guitar, Painted Bride Quarterly, Long Shot Review, and others. His work has appeared on National Public Radio and on regional television broadcasts. He produced and directed a long-running cable poetry show on DUTV. Bilingual and holding an MFA from Vermont College, he received a PA Council on the Arts Grant. Since 2001 he has worked as an Organizational Development consultant. His books OPEN FIRE (Whirlwind Press, 2004), POETRY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: An Action Guide for Elementary Teachers (Pearson, 1997), as well as his spokenword CD, MERCURY CALLING (MelodyVision, 2000) are available at bookstores and by emailing

M. Nzadi Keita is a first-generation urban northerner. Poet, professor, mother, spouse, daughter. Recipient of fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Yaddo and the Ragdale Foundation. A member of Cave Canem, a workshop community for African-American poets. Among her publication credits: Beyond the Frontier: African-American Poetry for the Twenty-First Century (Black Classics Press), Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam (Random House/Crown), and an essay on Sonia Sanchez published in Impossible to Change: Women and Culture in the 1960s (NYU Press). Keita teaches creative writing at Ursinus College.

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