Kenny Fame

New York, NY 10027

Author's Bio

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
Prizes Won: 
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

Personal Favorites

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

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African American
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Paterson, NJ
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Last updated: Jun 18, 2014