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Its time for another feature on one of the fantastic artists performing our upcoming Spoke N Heard: Gaia. We would like to introduce Roxy Azari- Spoken Word Poet. Roxanna is an Iranian-American spoken word poet, performer, and educator from NYC. Azari combines her passion of art and activism by leading nation-wide performances and poetry workshops for students to explore and utilize their voices. Azari has featured in spaces such as Madison Square Garden, the Nuyorican Poets Café, the United Nations, PBS, World Channel, Off Broadway, and colleges nationwide. In 2010, Azari was awarded the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which enabled her to facilitate poetry and performance workshops with young women in the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and South-East Asia. Holding multiple degrees in literature and gender, Azari infuses her academic background with her visions of challenging social, political, and economic inequalities. In addition to conducting workshops and performances, Azari currently serves as an Adjunct Lecturer for the Women's and Gender Department at Hunter College. Come join us at Nuyorican Poets Cafe this Sunday May 19th. Doors open at 6:30pm!
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