Malik Crumpler

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Spoken Word Artist

Paris, France

Author's Bio

Malik Ameer Crumpler is a poet, composer, curator, editor & professor involved in over 60 albums, several GlitchArt films, Artbooks, literature anthologies & 7 books of Poetry.  Originally from Oakland, California Malik has lived in Paris since 2016 after 12 years in NYC where he gained an MFA in Creative Writing from L.I.U. Brooklyn after co-founding, hosting & editing the online journals Madmenscalling, Those That This & Visceral Brooklyn. Currently, Malik is an Editor-at-Large for The Opiate while teaching Creative Writing and Advanced English at several Universities in Paris, France.

For more information on Malik's work=


Luminous Loops: A Review of Chloe Briggs’ and Lillian Davies’ Playgrounds  THE OPIATE

"Transformation" Spoken Word Paris feature April 22 2024 Cave Café Lamarck 134 rue Marcadet, 75018 

“Virtual Reverence. Lala Drona Solo exhibition" from April 27, 2024, at 17 Rue Chapon, Paris 75003 Reading poems inspired by the visual works of Lala Drona

« Carte Blanche de Nina Živančević » Vendredi 10 Novembre 20 hr @Centre culturel de Serbie 123 Rue Saint-Martin 75004 Paris, France

You Should Have Been There new album by thatmanmonkz on Shadeleaf Music

Three Rooms Press Presents 2023 PARIS ¡DADA! An Evening of Disruptive and Provocative Poetry, Performance and Music Wednesday 13 September  19:30–21:30 La Cave Café | 134 Rue Marcadet | Paris

The Red Wheelbarrow Paris. Tuesday, September 19, 19:00 hr Wine & Books: Megan Fernandes, Malik Crumpler, Edgar Kunz, Karthika Nair, Sanaë Lemoine, Anthony Thomas Lombardi.

MAINTENANT 17: A Journal of Contemporary DADA Writing and Art

A Night On The Opiate Reading 4 Juin 2023 @ 19hr @ La Cave Café 134 Rue Marcadet Paris, France 

CARTA by David Virelles avec Ben Street Eric McPherson on INTAKT RECORDS  (Poetry Liner Notes by Malik Crumpler )


La Vie Creative EP 288 Janvier 25 2023: & World Radio Paris Interview Feb 2,2023 =

Three Room Press and NYPL Tompkins Square Library present: International  ¡DADA! Virtual Salon 2022 Thursday, October 20, 2022, 2 - 4 PM 

Mystère Monk (awarded Prix André Manoukian 2022) An Anthology celebrating Thelonious Monk) curated by Franck Médioni  (Seghers Paris, France Oct. 2022)

Kevin Ramsay's Cloak of Karesu for Way in the Echoes (Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Brooklyn, NY) 

Book Related- Sheryl Oppenheim Exhibit at Chashama Gallery 9  (Spoken Word Video by Dylan Brannigan with Malik reading the poetry of Leo Romeo Valentino with Everybody Press – Aug 9 - 19 High Line Nine NY, NY 2022)

"cosmic joke" from Jamika Ajalon's title unknown mixtape (Fugitive Music Paris, France 2022)

Published Poetry Books & Chapbooks:

The Rest Is Now (Isolation Collection Prague, Czech Republic 2020)/ Beneath The Underground: Collected Raps 2000 - 2018 (Satori Ideas Paris, France 2018)/  Inevitable Mutations Act II (B'AM Paris, France 2015)/ (((((((Inevitable Mutations)))))) Act I (On Point Bruxelles, ​Belgium 2015)/ §§§§LOCKED LANGUAGE§§§§§ (B'AM Paris, France 2014)/ LITTLE EVERYWHERE (ANAÏS EDITION) –(Satori Ideas, New York 2014)/ Amber Hymns: poems, prayers, raps (Satori Ideas, New York 2011)

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Residencies, Lectures, Conferences, Readings, Interviews, Features & Commissions 2019-2023:

Advanced English & Creative Writing Lectures at Sciences Po Paris, France (Avril - Mai, 2023), David Virelles "CARTA" (INTAKT RECORDS 2023), Aria & Poems for Kevin Ramsay's CARNEGIE HILL CONCERTS PRESENTS KEVIN RAMSAY, SAM YULSMAN, AND CHC CHAMBER PLAYERS (NY, NY 2023)  Three Room Press and New York Public Library Tompkins Square Library present: International  ¡DADA! Virtual Salon 2022  (NY, NY) Aria & Poems for Kevin Ramsay's Cloak of Karesu Way in the Echoes (2022 Bklyn, NY) Book Related - Sheryl Oppenheim- Everybody Press book art/ video art exhibit (Aug 9 – Aug 19 Chashama Gallery 9 High Line Nine NY, NY 2022)/ Accent Global Paris "New Networks Nurturing New Narratives: African American Artists in Paris" -A Lecture (May 2022) / "Le Ortique Podcast Festival vol. 2" for Poetry Day Ireland 2022 / Everybody Press: "my heartbreaking jibberjabber" by Leo Romeo Valentino (Brooklyn, NY book launch 2022) / Paris College Of Arts "Time Travelling with Revision: A lecture" (2022)/ Ambit Magazine #246 (London, England 2022)/ Moonstone Arts Center 2021 Featured Poets Anthology (Philadelphia, P.A. 2022) / Ambit Radio (London, England 2021)/ The Bay State Banner (Boston, MA Dec. 2021)/ Theology @B'AM Private Salon (Paris, France Dec. 2021 )/ Wrongdoing Magazine Issue II (Canada, Oct. 2021)/ Nina Živančević "Roller-skating Notes" Book launch @ PLU (Oct. 2021)/ Jamika Ajalon "Skye Papers" book launch & interview at the Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore (Paris, France Sept. 2021)/ The Poets Ep 11 music by No Surrender (NYC Aug. 2021)/ Toni X "Let It Go!" Book Launch @PLU (Aug. 2021)/ "PLU Open Mic featuring the 9 Muses" ( Julliet 2021) /Homage to Prof. Lewis Warsh (Part 2): Four Poems" (Pressenza NYC 2021)/ Le Ortique "Di lei che non conosco”  (Rome, Italy Online Reading 18 June 2021)/ Love Love Magazine #4 Launch (14 June 2021 Paris, France)/  'Terrifying Tenderness': PLU Workshop for "Still-at-Home! Fringe LitFest" University of Glasgow (Scotland May 2021)/ Homage to Lewis Warsh Online Reading (April, 30th 2021 NYC)/ Poetry Day Ireland: Virtual Poetry Festival curated by Amy Barry  (Ireland, April 2021)/ "Ieva Dubova premieres neo-classical collab' hellogoodbyeshow" (Resonance 104.4 FM London, March 2021)/ Moonstone International Virtual Reading –  Alliance Française de Philadelphia  (Online Paris et Philadelphia, 2021)/ "My Coffee" Issue 35 - Noise  Postscript Magazine (Paris, France & United Arab Emirates 2021)/ The Poetry Question #TPQ5: MAGGS VIBO (2021)/ Fee Griffin’s Versal Book Launch, Amsterdam  2020/  ¡DADA! 2020 International Online Festival / Manderley Collective’s “-afterTHOUGHTS” 2020/ Warner Music Group #BlackOutTuesday Virtual Townhall hosted by ADA (London & NYC 2020) / The REACH at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2020 / Day Eight The D.C. Poet Project WE ACT RADIO (Washington D.C. 2020)/ Busboys and Poets 14th & V (Washington D.C. 2020) / African Americans and The Vote – A Black History Celebration @ Ebenezer A.M.E. Church Poetry Ministry (Washington D.C. 2020) /  SPIT DAT Speakeasy (Washington D.C. 2020) / Words  On Wednesday with Miss Kiane (Washington D.C. 2020) / Cloud and Fire Spoken Word and Musical Cabaret (Washington D.C. 2020) / Busboys and Poets 450K spotlight (Washington D.C. 2020) / Life Asset Entrepreneurship Seminar: Skyland Workforce  Center (Washington D.C. 2020) / Busboy and Poets Anacostia spotlight (Washington D.C. 2020) / École Militaire Paris, France (2020)/ L’Air Arts Paris Residency (2020)/  Melodic Distraction Radio Liverpool, England (2019) / Black Beacon Sound  Sheffield, England (2019) / Blues sur Seine  Aubergenville, France (2019) / Versal's VERSO  Volume 5  "Mass" (Amsterdam, 2019)/ "Making From The Mess" Sorbonne Université Paris, France (2019) / “Which Richard Wright Are You?’ The Red Wheelbarrow Paris, France (2019)/ Lycée Collège Montaigne Paris, France (2019)/  Oxford Brookes University: TORCH Cultural Diversity in Literature: A Discussion/ Oxford Writers House Paris Lit Up Showcase. Oxford University (2019) / New Writing South: Writers Day Workshops & Q&A “Strong Words” Brighton, England (2019)/ Shakespeare & Company Writing Workshop featured writer. Paris, France (2019)/  Shakespeare & Company Paris Lit Up Writing Workshop Host. Paris, France (2019)/  Paris Lit Up Richard Wrighting: A Haiku Dialogue (2019)/ Inter-Zones Festival Paris, France 2019

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)
MAINTENANT 16: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art (Three Rooms Press, 2022)
Not My President- THE ANTHOLOGY OF DISSENT | 2017 (Thoughtcrime Press, 2017)
Across the Margin
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The Cloak of Karasu: The Ant King (2016)


MAINTENANT 17: A Journal of Contemporary DADA Writing and Art (Three Rooms Press, 2023)
2021 Featured Poets Anthology (Moonstone Press, 2022)
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)
VERSO / volume 5 "Mass" (Versal Editorial Group, 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)
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21st Century Underground Railroad Meeting in Paris, France (2018)

Spoken Word

Three Room Press and NYPL Tompkins Square Library present: International  ¡DADA! Virtual Salon 2022  (2022)
"Richard Wrighting cuz The Rest Is Now" with The Reach @ The John F. Kennedy Center (2020)
Busboys & Poets features "The Rest Is Now a 2020 Black History D.C. Tour" (2020)
Paris Lit Up "A Dialogue In Haikus Avec Richard Wright" (2019)
"JACOBZ LADDR" Composers Now Festival @ Firehouse (2015)
(((((((Inevitable Mutations)))))))) Bonnefooi Brussels exhibition avec Alex Deforce (2015)
B'AM Paris avec Alex Deforce "Inevitable Mutations​​ Act II" (2015)
HarvestWorks Jakob's Laddr & Cloak of Karesu (2015)
Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn NY Cloak Of Karesu (2015)
Poets Live, Paris (2015)
Firehouse Space "Little Everywhere Improvised Opera" (2014)
Spoken Word Paris (2014)
Amber Hymns Book Launch @ Happy Time East Village NY, NY (2012)
Amber Hymns Bushwick Brooklyn Reading Ordervision (2012)
Rush Arts Gallery, NYC "POST CODE CRIMINALS Closing Performance" (2012)
Prizes won: 

Prix André Manoukian 2022 for Monk Mystére (Editions Seghers ) / 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" / "Excellence In English Award" Long Island University, Brooklyn 2016 / "In Real Life Cinema Awards NYC for "((1I)) Amber Hymns video poem" 2012 

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by SLY STONE, Easily Slip Into Another World by HENRY THREADGILL, Finnegans Wake by JAMES JOYCE

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Born in: 
Oakland, CA
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New York, NY
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