Spoken Word artists Janae Johnson and Porsha O.
Wed, Feb 15, 7-8pm, Q&A to Follow MUB, Strafford Rm
Porsha Olayiwola is the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion. Porsha separates herself from the field of issue-based performance poets by applying advanced political analysis to examine injustice while providing perspective on concrete solutions with exciting and accessible language. A native of Chicago, Porsha now resides in Boston where she writes and teaches.
Janae Johnson is a spoken word poet, teaching artist, educator, and organizer residing in Berkeley, California. She is a 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion as well as the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion. Her work, which is mostly focused on black queerness and/or black masculinity, has appeared on PBS NewsHour and in Kinfolks: a journal of Black expression.