Kenny Fame is an African-American poet who was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He currently divides his time between living & working in both UK & NYC. He was a recent graduate of Cave Canem’s 2011 & 2012 Poetry Conversations Workshop classes with poets:Bakar Wilson & Kamilah Aisha Moon. As of 2013 Kenny Fame has added singer/songwriter to his list of accomplishments & he will be launching his own production company, focusing on his play-writing, songwriting & selected works of poetry. Kenny Fame is now a recording artist that goes under the name Levi. His song "Ain't No Biggie: is currently making its way up the Dance Charts. His album "Kenny Fame: The First Album" is available everywhere now.
Fame is also the latest artist to emerge out of the Philadelphia music scene in recent years; although he is based in Harlem, NYC. His breakout hit single "Rejoyce" proved very successful on local Philly radio stations, and spent the early part of 2014 perch atop the #1 position on the daily request line countdown; it in fact spent over a month in the top ten list, only to be replaced by two other K*Fame song's: "All Across The Nation" & Ain't No Biggie", off of his upcoming album "#FameNation". K*Fame is rapidly steadily building a following on social media & has nearly 20k followers on Twitter & nearly 2K on Facebook as well. His fanbase is constantly growing with 1000 registered fans added to his mailing list & growing massively every day.
Publications and Prizes
Diverse Voices Quarterly, Milk Sugar, Poetry Super Highway, RiverLit, Rufous Salon, Steel Toe Review, The Fine Line
The Tenth National Black Writers' Conference "Poetry Writing Award" & The Poetry Super Highway's featured: "Poet of the Week" 2012 & 2013.
Fame was the "Keynote Speaker" at the "International Symposium on Cultural Diversity in the USA".
"Song of Love Songwriters Benefit" (winner) March/April 2014
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry by various authors, Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, I'm Black When I'm Singing, I'm Blue When I Ain't by Sonia Sanchez, The Forbidden Apple by Kat Long, This Was Harlem by Jervis Anderson
Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Forbidden Apple, Jemima J, Giovanni's Room & The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Sonia Sanchez, Countee Cullin, Claude Mckay, Paul Laurence Dunbar,Sterling A. Brown, William Shakespeare,Yusef Komunyakaa, Kamilah Aisha Moon's, Lucille Clifton, Allen Ginsberg,
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Listing last updated: June 18, 2014