Malik Crumpler

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Spoken Word Artist


Author's Bio

Malik Ameer Crumpler is a poet, rapper, composer, editor, producer, P.R. Writer & teacher that’s been involved in over fifty albums, several glitch art films, six poetry books & one book of raps, Beneath The Underground. He’s the co-poetry editor/ co-host with Paris Lit Up,  editor-at-large of The Opiate, curator for Poets Live & co-founder of Those That This. Originally from Oakland, California, Malik lived for 12 years in NYC where he received an MFA in Creative Writing from Long Island University, Brooklyn. He currently lives in Paris, France. “The Rest Is Now (a poetry EP)” published with The Isolation Collection Anthology is Malik’s most recent Poetry offering which he toured throughout France, England, Amsterdam, and Washington D.C. thanks to a generous grant from Washington D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2020.


Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Emergency Index vol. 6 (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017)
STATE OF THE UNION (Mascot Books, 2017)
to kingdom come voices against political violence (Onslaught Press, 2016)
Not My President- THE ANTHOLOGY OF DISSENT | 2017 (Thoughtcrime Press, 2017)
Across the Margin
at large
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The Cloak of Karasu: The Ant King (2016)


Journals: , ,
The Gambler


Maintenant 14: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art (Three Rooms Press, 2020)
Maintenant 13: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art (Three Rooms Press, 2019)
Maintenant 12: Dada Journal (Three Rooms Press, 2018)
Maintenant 11: Dada Journal (Three Rooms Press, 2017)
BROOKLYN PARAMOUNT (Long Island University Press, 2015)
Cipactli 2004 (San Francisco State University Press, 2004)
Beneath The Underground: Collected Raps 2000 - 2018 (Rebel Satori Press, 2018)
Little Everywhere (Rebel Satori Press, 2014)
Amber Hymns: Poems, Prayers, Raps (Rebel Satori Press, 2011)
21st Century Underground Railroad Meeting in Paris, France (2018)

Spoken Word

B'AM Paris (2015)
Bonnefooi (2015)
Composers Now Festival @ Firehouse (2015)
HarvestWorks (2015)
Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn NY (2015)
Poets Live, Paris (2015)
Firehouse Space (2014)
Spoken Word Paris (2014)
Rush Arts Gallery, NYC (2012)
Prizes won: 

Washington D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grant 2020/ Best Of Across The Margin 2018 ARTS, MUSIC, FILM & CULTURE for "Uncloaking Beneath The Underground"
 / In Real Life Cinema Awards NYC for "((1I)) Amber Hymns video poem" 2012 

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African American, Other
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Oakland, CA
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New York, NY
New York
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Last update: Mar 02, 2021