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aja monet

Poet, Storyteller, Organizer

aja monet is a surrealist blues poet, storyteller,
and organizer born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She won the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam poetry award title in 2007 and aja monet follows in the long legacy and tradition of poets participating and assembling in social movements.
Her first full collection of poems is titled, My
Mother Was a Freedom Fighter on Haymarket Books.
Her poems explore gender, race, migration, and
spirituality.