Kenny Fame is an African-American poet who was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He currently divides his time between living & working in both London 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.
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.
What I'm Reading Now:
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, Tonya Cherie Hegamin, Major Jackson, Tyehimba Jess, Patricia Smith
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Listing last updated: November 30, 2013