Baron James Ashanti

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

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 & Prizes

Poetry

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)
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)
Journals:
African Voices
,
Brilliant Corners
,
drumvoices
,
Essence
,
Eyeball Magazine
,
Greenfield Review
,
Journal of Black Poetry
, ,
Pan African Journal
,
Paramour
,
Race Today
,
Telephone
,
The Four Quarters Magazine
,
The Irish Witness

Spoken Word

Performances:
Habitat World-New Delhi India (2012)
,
India International Centre, New Delhi, India (2012)
,
The Rock Bar, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2004)
,
Yates House, Sligo, Ireland (2004)
,
knitting factiory (1997)
,
Southern University (1993)
,
knitting factory (1988)
,
Temple University (1975)
,
Howard University (1974)
,
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 ()
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

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
New York
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Last update: Jul 26, 2016