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Baron James Ashanti

Author's Bio

I am a Who's Who Poet.I am Listed in: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in The World; Who's Who in American Education; Who's Who in America, Writers Editors,Poets; Who's Who in North American Poetry; The International Who's Who in Poetry; The International Writer's and Author's Who's Who; With regards to execution, I believe in excellence and a poem written without passion is a felony.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Behta Bayda--Floating Raft (Xlibris, 2013), The Moon & The Dragon (Xlibris, 2013), Dark Flowers (Xlibris Publishing, 2011), Nova (Harlem River Press, 1990), Nubiana II (Shamal Books, 1979)
Anthologies:
Dark Eros: a Celebration of Afro-American Eroticism (St. Martin's Press, 1997), The Second Set: Jazz Poetry Anthology (Indiana University Press, 1996), In The West Of Ireland (Enright House, 1992)
Journals:
African Voices, Brilliant Corners, drumvoices, Essence, Eyeball Magazine, Greenfield Review, Journal of Black Poetry, Obsidian, Pan African Journal, Paramour, Race Today, Telephone, The Four Quarters Magazine, The Irish Witness
Performances:
Habitat World-New Delhi India (2012), India International Centre, New Delhi, India (2012), knitting factiory (1997), knitting factory (1988), Countee Cullen Regional Library (1971), Brownstone Poets (), Crandall Library --Glens Falls, N.Y. (), Edna S. Vincent Millay Estate (), Fashion Moda (), Goddess Festival (), Mid Manhatten Library (), Poetry City (), Poetry City/Teachers & Writers (), Poets in Public Service (), Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton (), The Art of Being International Festival (), The Colony Cafe--Woodstock, N.Y. (), The Library Lounge (), Tribal Rhoads Sculpture Garden (), Walt Whitman's Birthplace (), The Rock Bar, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2004), Yates House, Sligo, Ireland (2004), Southern University (1993), Temple University (1975), Howard University (1974)
Prizes:
Killeen Prize, Saint Peters College (1982) Pen Writer's Grant 1985 & 1987

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Red Book by Carl Jung
Favorite Authors:
Pablo Neruda; Aime Cesaire; Gwendolyn Brooks

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: July 26, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Teachers
Born in:
New York City, NY
Raised in:
New York City, NY

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