Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory

Spoken Word Artist

Hawthorne, NJ
New Jersey US

Author's Bio

Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory (a.k.a. Phoenix) is a kalideoscope of a girl. A hybrid cross between lover, fighter, activist, caffeine-junkie, journalist, hippie, poet, and human, she empties her head by trapping dreams in words and passing them off as poetry. If you are reading this, then chances are, she's proven to be successful in the endeavor. Jennifer is ready and willing to put her heart on the line if it makes you feel happier in your own skin.

Publications & Prizes

Nuclear Poetry Series 1-Year Anniversary Show (The Lounge @ Elmo Restaurant, Chelsea, NY, NY) (2013)
Woman of the World Poetry Slam Invitational Qualifier (2011)
9th Annual Women Speak Out Event at New Jersey City University (2010)
Music and Poetry Night @ Ganache at the Hudson Tea (Hoboken, NJ) (2010)
Verses Showcase @ The Nuyorican Poets' Cafe (2010)
NJ Youth Poetry S.L.A.M. Team Finals @ New Jersey City University (2009)
Nuclear Poetry Series (Lounge @ Elmo Restaurant, Chelsea, NYC) (2009)
Nuclear Poetry: May 2009 Edition @ The Lounge @ Elmo Restaurant, Chelsea, NY, NY (2009)
Prizes won: 

2011 Jersey City Slam Finalist, 2010 Jersey City Slam Finalist, 2010 Intangible Slam Semifinalist, 2009 Brave New Voices Speaks Green Poetry Slam Finalist, 2009 Brave New Voices Semifinalist (with the N.J. Youth S.L.A.M. Team), 2009 N.J. Youth S.L.A.M. finalist & team member, 2009 Urban Word NYC Poetry Slam Semifinalist,

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Garfield, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: May 04, 2011