I can’t take the credit for writing all of the following but I am highlighting this young poet because not only is she that good to be a Black History feature on DJ WayneSki.com but because we share a grandmother, and a few aunts and uncles. Check her out….
A New York City grown cupcake enthusiast and college sophomore with neurotic tendencies, Camonghne was featured on HBO’s Brave New Voices as a member of the Urban Word 2010 team, who became the 2010 National Brave New Voices Champions. She is a two-time New York Knicks Poetry Slam Finalist and the 1st Runner-Up of the 2010 NYC Youth Poet Laureate Program. She is currently (2011) the 17th ranked poet in the world. In early 2011, Camonghne opened for esteemed writer Sapphire, author of the book PUSH and has been honored to share stages with Talib Kweli, Common, Rosario Dawson, Mahogany L Browne, and La Bruja. In November of 2011 she was profiled in The Forward as a Young Jewish Philanthropic Hero. You can find her work in various publications, including Pank Magazine and Kill Author Magazine. She writes about the small things that happen when we’ve stopped looking.
Hailing from the Bx, it isn’t hard to tell that Ka’mone definitely has it going on. She actually makes me want to revsit the poetry reading scene. Her craft inspires me to stay on top of my writing and I’m honored to call her my lil cousin. You can follow her on Twitter @KamoneFromPluto. She apparently has a lot to say.
HBO’s 2010 Brave New Voices Appearance performing Amber Alert with Jessica Blandon….