Miz Floes

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Author's Bio

Miz Floes, a native of Chicago Illinois is no stranger to poverty, segregation, or racism.  Miz is a writer, a producer, a spoken word artist, and vocalist. Currently this author resides in the Seattle area. She seeks to serve the "At Risk" youth worldwide through the use of literary works.

Miz Floes’s mature, steady approach and smooth lyrics are suited for a more sophisticated audience. The band does not overpower her voice and her talent is not bound to one style.
– Teresa Castillo (Colors NW Magazine)

Miz Floes offers poetry that is refreshing, informative, intellectual, funny, and the list goes on.
Every poem within her collection is prolific in its own right. Her use of rhyme and intellect are ingenious!
– Doug Poole (Blackmail Press)

Publications & Prizes

Poetry

Anthology:
Threads (VMV-PRINT Publishing and Printing House, 2010)
Journals:
AIOU
,
Poetry New Zealand

Spoken Word

Performances:
Jazzy Sol Sessionz (2019)
,
The Smokin' Spoken Wurd, Northwest African American Museum - Seattle, WA (2009)
,
The Ugly Mug Coffee House - Seattle, WA (2008)
,
Rhythmic Rhyme, Merchant's Cafe - Seattle, WA (2007)
,
Rhythmic Rhyme, Joanna's Soul Cafe & Jazz Club - Seattle, WA (2006)
Prizes won: 

2018  AFRODISIAC EROTIC POET OF THE YEAR (SEATTLE WA) 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Maya Angelou, Zora Neal Hurston, Walter Mosley, Dennis Howell, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen
What I'm reading now: 
Native Son by Richard Wright, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, Da 3rd Hour! by Miz Floes

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American, Native American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Chicago, IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
Illinois
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Last update: Feb 25, 2021