Spotlight: Kamilah Aisha Moon

Hobart Book Village Festival of Women Writers 2017 is excited to welcome back distinguished poet and essayist, Kamilah Aisha Moon. Kamilah is the recipient of A Pushcart Prize and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She holds an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and has taught Creative Writing at several institutions, most recently as a Visiting Lecturer at Rutgers University-Newark and Columbia University. A native of Nashville, TN, she currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Kamilah Aisha Moon is the author of the sensitive and beautiful collection, SHE HAS A NAME, “a stunning first book, a collection of poems so wrought, honest, and compassionate that I will return to them, learn from them, and surely continue to be moved by this poet’s essential voice.” — Janlori Goldman, Jewish Currents Magazine

Kamilah Aisha Moon’s work is also included in The Brooklyn Poets Anthology, a landmark anthology devoted to celebrating the many contemporary poets who call Brooklyn home.

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Brooklyn Poets Anthology

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Festival of Women Writers is thrilled to announce that Kamilah Aisha Moon has a new collection of poems forthcoming in September 2017 and will be reading from this work at Festival 2017. Link here to pre-order Kamilah’s new collection, STARSHINE & CLAY


Listen to Kamilah reading one of the tender, beautiful poems from STARSHINE & CLAY

For HBV Festival of Women Writers 2017, Kamilah Aisha Moon will present, The Elegy: Poetics of Protest and Collective Grief. The workshop will examine poems that employ strategies across aesthetics and poetic impulses, an overview of poetry that responds to public tragedy. Participants will discuss approaches, ethical considerations and craft choices poets make when responding to various kinds of events: (acts of war, gun violence, police brutality, natural disaster, etc.) through art.

Kamilah Aisha Moon Poet is in

The Poet is In! Kamilah Aisha Moon on duty April 7th in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal NYC creating personal poems on demand for MTA Arts & Design’s program celebrating National Poetry Month.

For more information on Kamilah Aisha Moon’s work

For more information about Hobart Book Village Festival of Women Writers 2017, go to

www.hobartfestivalofwomen   #festivalofwomenwriters

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