About: Aja Monet

Harry Belafonte once called Aja Monet "The true definition of an artist". Her craft is an in depth reflection of emotional wisdom, skill and activism. Currently she is the youngest individual to ever win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title. She independently published her first book of poetry, The Black Unicorn Sings (Penmanship books) and collaborated with poet/musician Saul Williams on the book Chorus: a literary mixtape (MTV books/Simon & Schuster). Her first CD Scared to Make Love/Scared Not To, a testament to her creative lens and a social commentary on the discussion of love, was independently released through Bandcamp. Aja Monet received an MFA in Creative Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For more info visit www.ajamonet.com - ajamonet.bandcamp.com

Recent Posts by Aja Monet

Aja Monet – Journeying

Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset Every journey is a pilgrimage of some sort. Traveling is building an altar towards the heart. If our bodies say anything about who we are, we must move into spaces as we desire. I recognize how my presence alters a room or how a room alters my presence. This is a valuable spiritual sharing. Where ...

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New Video – Aja Monet – Autohistoria Teoria

Aja-Monet-photo-by-Dakota-Harper ‘I owe my life to the woman who stopped my mother on the B56 on the way to the abortion clinic and told her she had a poet coming.’ Aja’s got an effortless confidence to her work; her performances/readings never seem stage crafted or rehearsed, just calm, cutting,  to-the-point like the best spoken word. It’s ...

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Aja Monet

tumblr_mesnyphTSP1qf0b0xo1_500-1 Harry Belafonte once called Aja Monet “The true definition of an artist”. Her craft is an in depth reflection of emotional wisdom, skill and activism. Currently she is the youngest individual to ever win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title. She independently published her first book of poetry, The Black Unicorn Sings (Penmanship ...

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