Liz Mariani

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Occupied Ohlone Territory

Author's Bio

Liz Mariani (she/they) is a queer poet published in Lil' Scratch Pad Press, Poem Town Randolph, The Brooklyner, Fortunates, The Buffalo News, Artvoice, Great Lakes Review, Advaitam Speaks, After The Pause, VT Digger, Two Serious Ladies. Liz is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Mills College. 

Spoken Word Performances have taken place at The Octopus Salon (Oakland, CA), The Lit Club at The Lamp Shop (Burlington, VT), WRUV (UVM Radio), The Art Bar (Toronto).

Open Mics Hosted - Spoken Word Sundays and Wired for Words (Buffalo, NY)

Teaching Artist/Workshop gigs have taken place at The Pride Center of Vermont, Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT), Starlight Studio (Buffalo, NY), CEPA Gallery (Buffalo, NY) and as part of Just Buffalo Literary Center's Writers Corps. 

 

Publications & Prizes

Poetry

Journals:
After the Pause
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Art Voice
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Artvoice
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Buffalo News
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Fortunates
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The Brooklyner

Spoken Word

Performances:
Octopus Literary Salon - The End of the World Cabaret (2019)
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Lit Club - The Lamp Shop (2018)
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Outspoken: Poets with Pride at The Lit Club (@ The Lamp Shop) (2018)
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Performance at Pride Vermont (2018)
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Shakti Yoga (Benefit for Indigenous Womens Initiatives) (2016)
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The Art Bar (2013)
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The Art Bar (Toronto) @ The Black Swan Tavern (2013)
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Road Less Traveled Theater (2009)
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Starlight Studio (2009)
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Urban Legacy Performance (2009)
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Colored Musicians Club (2008)
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Rooftop Poetry Club (2008)
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Rust Belt Books (2008)
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Saberfrog- Film (2008)
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Spoken Word Sundays (2008)
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Tru Teas (2008)
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Buffalo Small Press Book Fair (2007)
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Hardware Cafe (2007)
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International Dub Poetry Festival (2007)
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Lizzard Ball 2007 (2007)
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The Way Up -Podcast (2007)
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University at Buffalo, SUNY (2007)
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Spirit Morph Studio (2006)
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Hamilton Public Library (2005)
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Shakti Yoga ()

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Lake Michigan by Daniel Borzutzky, Look by Solmaz Sharif, WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Children, Disability, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
NY
New York
Raised in: 
NY
New York
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Last update: May 30, 2020