Malik Crumpler

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

Author's Bio

Malik Ameer Crumpler is a poet, rapper, music producer & editor that’s released several albums, Glitch Art films & five books of poetry. He was guest-editor of Paris Lit Up issue 4 & 5. He’s co-editor of The Opiate & co-founder of Those That This, Satori Ideas, The Nones & Visceral Brooklyn. Malik has an MFA in Creative Writing from Long Island University, Brooklyn. He curates/ co-hosts Transatlantic Poetry, Poets Live & The Wordists. Crumpler also wrote several musicals, monologues, ballets/ arias commissioned by Harvest Works NYC, Gilles Peterson BBC 6 London U.K., World Wide Radio London U.K., Arat Kilo Festival Jazz sous les pommiers Normandy, France, L’Openbach Ecocentric Festival Paris, Composers Now NYC, Firehouse Space Brooklyn NY, Dixon Place NYC, Liberation Dance Theater NYC, Association of Performing Arts Professionals NYC, Native Tongue Brooklyn Actors Fund Theater, Rush Arts Galleries NYC, Love Yourself Project NYC, Panoply Lab Brooklyn NY, B’AM Paris, B’AM Vancouver, On-Point Brussels, MayWay Records Kortrijk, Black Beacon Sound England & Double Wei Factory, Hong Kong. Lastly, he’s the M.C. for Hip Hop group, Madison Washington on Def Pressé & a nonfiction staff writer for Itchysilk. Beneath The Underground: Collected Raps 2001- 2018 is Malik’s new book, now available.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Emergency Index 2016 (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017)
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)
Across the Margin
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The Cloak of Karasu: The Ant King (2016)


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The Gambler


Maintenant 12: Dada Journal (Three Rooms Press, 2017)
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)

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African American
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Oakland, CA
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New York, NY
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Last update: Nov 29, 2018