By Steven Krolak
(NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Poet and educator Imani Cezanne will perform her work at IU Southeast on November 7, at 12:15 p.m. in the University Center Student Commons.
Cezanne is a passionate and acclaimed poet, workshop facilitator, host, and community organizer. She has been invited to over 50 universities, corporate events, festivals and conferences to perform and lead workshops.
As a slam poet, she has won five Grand Slam Championships and placed in the top ten at five World Poetry Slams. In 2016, she took 1st place at the renowned Women of the World Poetry Slam in Brooklyn, New York after taking 2nd at the competition in 2014. Cezanne has competed with seven different teams at the annual National Poetry Slam and has made a number of television appearances including TV One network’s Verses and Flow, a cable television show dedicated to showcasing performance poets from around the country.
In her poetry, Cezanne digs deep into the silenced themes of race, gender, sexuality, and privilege to become a catalyst for social justice and change.
Her performances are forceful, immediate, on-target eviscerations of injustice and soaring flights of vision, beat and rhyme.
Cezanne is not just a spoken word artist, but is also active in the classroom, having taught creative writing and spoken word poetry in over 40 middle and high schools across the country, using custom lesson plans.
This event is free, thanks for the sponsorship of the Indiana National Guard, Campus Activities Board, and Multicultural Student Union.
Homepage photo courtesy of Imani Cezanne.