Jane SpokenWord

Spoken Word Artist

Author's Bio

"Communicating directly with the nerve endings of her hands Jane SpokenWord Grenier's poetry shocks and thrills ... spoken or read - burns with a raging in the bluest part of a flame." She represents the spoken word as it is meant to be experienced, raw, uncensored and thought provoking. Her performances are eclectic and range from solo poetry reads, to slams, duo's, trios and various band formations. 
Notable Performances: The Whitney Museum with Avant Garde Maestro Cecil Taylor (2016), WWOZ New Orleans Radio (2106), The Lizard Lounge Slam (2017), The Bowery Poetry Club (2015), Nuyorican Poets Cafe with Miguel Algarin (2014), Cornelia St. Cafe (2013), Le Poisson Rouge (2012), festivals, libraries, slam lounges, art galleries, clubs, street corners and living rooms everywhere. 
Publications: Word Against the Machine (2019), Tragicallly Hip (2015), (both with accompanying audio and video.)  Anthologies: Beat Gen Anthology (2020), We Are Beat, National Beat Poetry (2019), Palabras Luminosas - Rogue Scholars Express (2016), Shadow Of The Geode - Rogue Scholars Express (2015), Estrellas En El Fuego (Stars in the Fire) - Rogue Scholars Express (2014), TV Baby - Oh Wow Publications (2010), S.Underpress Creative Journal (2020).  

Editor of Interviews and Podcasts: Time of the Poet Republic https://miombopublishing.wordpress.com/wordcity-monthly/

Publications & Prizes

Performances:
A Benefit for the SideBar (2020)
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Live Oak Cafe Sounds of Solidarity Black Lives Matter (2020)
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A Cecil Taylor Retrospective at Whitney Museum (2016)
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Lizard Lounge Slam (2016)
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New Orleans Lady Fest (2016)
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Bowery Poetry Club (2015)
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Dumbo Arts Festival (2011)
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Vision Festival (2009)
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MASS Poetry Festival (2008)
Prizes won: 

My collage from my Cecil Taylor Colletion of poems and collages has won theBezine.com Banner Contest. This respected online magazine showcases both budding and well-established, professional talent from poets, musicians, and all manner of artists from all over the world. The Grand Prize is awarded to Jane Grenier, of JaneSpokenWord.com and will be showcased as The BeZine 100TPC Banner Header for the next year.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt, We Want Our Bodies Back by Jessica Care Moore

More Information

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Last update: Dec 22, 2020