Baron James Ashanti

1523 South 20th Atreet
Rogers , AR 72758
Phone: 
917 697 0795

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)
, Dark Flowers
(Xlibris Publishing, 2011)
, Nova
(Harlem River Press, 1990)
, Nubiana II
(Shamal Books, 1979)
, The Moon & The Dragon
(Xlibris, 2013)
Anthologies: 
Dark Eros: a Celebration of Afro-American Eroticism
(St. Martin's Press, 1997)
, In The West Of Ireland
(Enright House, 1992)
, The Second Set: Jazz Poetry Anthology
(Indiana University Press, 1996)
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: 
Brownstone Poets, Countee Cullen Regional Library
(1971)
, Crandall Library --Glens Falls, N.Y., Edna S. Vincent Millay Estate, Fashion Moda, Goddess Festival, Habitat World-New Delhi India
(2012)
, Howard University
(1974)
, India International Centre, New Delhi, India
(2012)
, knitting factiory
(1997)
, knitting factory
(1988)
, Mid Manhatten Library, Poetry City , Poetry City/Teachers & Writers, Poets in Public Service , Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton, Southern University
(1993)
, Temple University
(1975)
, The Art of Being International Festival, The Colony Cafe--Woodstock, N.Y., The Library Lounge, The Rock Bar, Belfast, Northern Ireland
(2004)
, Tribal Rhoads Sculpture Garden, Walt Whitman's Birthplace, Yates House, Sligo, Ireland
(2004)
Prizes Won: 
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

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
Raised in: 
New York City, NY
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Last updated: Jul 26, 2016