Sekai-afua Zankel & Lester Mobley

Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub

1214 Sansom Street.

Wednesday August 20 2014 7:30pm

Sekai’afua Zankel and & Lester Mobley


sekai-afuazankelSekai’afua Zankel was born on the first day of spring, destined to be an artist-activist. Her activism came through her fifteen years of working as administrative assistant for Father Paul Washington at the Church of the Advocate, and Dr. Molefi Asante, at Temple University. She began acting at Freedom Theater, under the direction of the John E Allen Jr. and started writing and performing poetry as another way to have fun with words and what she calls a human revolution for the stage using dance and music. Sekai is author of Behind These Eyes /Optical Poems,  won the Frank Moore Poetry Prize in 2008 and the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant in 2009 to present her poetry play, “Miss Pearl’s Spirit: In the Mysteries of Mirrors“, she performed “A Brighter Coming Day” 2011 as Frances W. Harper at Moonstone Arts Center, The African American Museum and Mother Bethel AME Church. Her poems have been published In the CAP literary magazine, “Poetry Ink”, 10, 11 14, and The December, 2013 Apiary #7.


lestermobleyLester Mobley is a poet/publisher who was born and raised on Long Island, not far from the birth place of Walt Whitman. Lived most his life in Philadelphia where he resides in C/City, just over a bridge not far from the final resting place of Walt Whitman, whose background is that of a blue-collar tradesman, as was Walt Whitman.   He writes short stories and poems of God, nature, love, jazz, and the socio-political aspects of humanity. They are exemplified in his current book Chapbook, The First Three: Poems by Lester Mobley. He has been a featured reader throughout the Philadelphia/South Jersey area and participates in open mics whenever the opportunity presents itself. Mobley is also a proud “core” member of the Dead Bards of Philadelphia, a group that meets once a month in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia…


Open Reading follows, Dave Worrell host

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