karen jaime
Nuyorican SlamMistress from 2002 until 2005

Karen is a New York based spoken word/performance artist, cultural activist and writer. Her fiery delivery and in your face style has been gracing audiences since she first put pen to paper at Cornell University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish Literature with a concentration in Latin American Studies. She first slammed at the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe in 1998 and since then has performed at The Bottom Line Cabaret, Bluestockings Women's Bookstore, CBGB's, The Town Hall and at colleges throughout the U.S. and Latin America . In the summer of 2002, she performed and co-produced "The Mystique of Fly" in the Queer HERE theater festival held at HERE Theater. She is the former curator/SlamMstress of the Friday Night Slam at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Currently, a PhD. candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University , she recently received a Rockefeller Humanities Research Fellowship.