Thursday, March 31, 7:30pm
Eboni Hogan + Jeanann Verlee
Location: Standish Rooms, second floor of the Events and Activities Center, Standish Rooms, which are on the second floor of the Events and Activities Center, 420 Western Avenue, Albany, NY.
A 24-year-old poet, actress and Bronx native, Eboni Hogan has performed in over 30 U.S. cities and facilitated workshops from refugee camps to prestigious universities. She is the reigning Women of the World Slam Champion, the 2008 Urbana Grand Slam Champion and a two-time representative of the Nuyorican Slam Team. She studied theater at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and in 2006 took part in a five-month artist residency as a part of NYU’s Hip Hop Theater Initiative in Ghana, West Africa. Her work is published in two anthologies and her first book, Grits.
Jeanann Verlee is a former punk rocker who collects tattoos and winks at boys. She is author of Racing Hummingbirds, recipient of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal in Poetry. Other publication credits include, The New York Quarterly, FRiGG, PANK, and Not A Muse. She curates the Urbana Poetry Slam Series at Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, has represented NYC six times at National Poetry Slam competitions, and has toured the U.S. performing and conducting workshops. She shares an apartment with her dog and a pair of origami lovebirds. She believes in you. Website: http://jeanannverlee.com