This coming Thursday, July 19, at the Social Justice Center, Dan Wilcox and the Poetry Motel Foundation will be presenting the Third Thursday Poetry Night. This month the featured poet is Urban Guerilla Theatre president, local spoken word artist, and Team Nitty Gritty slam coach, Mojavi.
K. Mojavi Wright has been actively writing poetry since the age of 7. it was a way to process his world in a place where children who wanted to read instead of playing were treated as outcasts. poetry became his way of processing the world. In later years poetry became a firend and saving grace for his when he felt Love or lost it. The death of Family members and a sweet release of his pain and sorrows. he has self published two chapbooks: Verbal Hierogylphics vol. 1&2 . Mojavi has been on the Albany Poetry Scene for many years as a feature for past poetic havens and open mics such as the Lionheart Cafe, Lark Tavern, Poet’s in the Park, and Mother Earth’s Cafe. He has read, slammed and featured AS220 in Rhode Island, the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe, The Sugar Shack Cafe in Harlem, Mangoes in Washington, Dc. He is the co-founder of the decade long reading known as SOUL KITCHEN and a member of Albany Poets. he is currently the Founder/Director of Urban Guerrilla Theatre a Poetry/Spoken Word Performance Artist Group who dedicate their readings and shows to redefining the boundaries of Art, Peformance, Comedy. Live Music and Poetry. Centered at the linda their monthy Showcase combines a diverse plethora of Arts, Music and Comedy in the format of an open mic. Mojavi is also one of the organizers and promoters of the newly minted NITTY GRITTY SLAM along side of Albany Poets and the Frequency North reading series at the College of Saint Rose.
Here is a sneak peak of Mojavi’s work. This video is from the Nitty Gritty Slam team’s Bridgeport, CT trip on Wednesday, July 11.