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