1994 Nuyorican National Slam Team

tish benson

turah (tish benson) is an experimental video and ancient funk performance artist hoodoo shaman water bone rootworker who writes spells that are converted into profit making award winning movies for hollywood. She builds her writings, voices and scents from doing indepth anthropological fieldstudy and research of ancient khemit juju based on her family's secret dreamworking and callin'... more››

bobby miller

Aside from his careers in hairdressing, make-up and photography, Bobby Miller is also a poet and actor . He is the author of three books of poetry and has been published in "Aloud; Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe" and "Verses That Hurt; Pleasure and Pain from the Poemfone Poets". He has been seen on PBS's popular series City Arts and on BBC's Clive James Hour. He... more››

carl hancock rux

Carl Hancock Rux is a multi-disciplinary writer selected by the New York Times Magazine as “One of Thirty Artists Under The Age of Thirty Most Likely To Influence Culture Over The Next Thirty Years” (New York Times, 1994) and featured on the cover of The Village Voice as one of “Eight Writers on The Verge Of (Impacting) The Literary Landscape...” (Village... more››

cheryl boyce taylor

Born in Trinidad and raised in New York City since the age of 13, Cheryl Boyce Taylor has been writing poetry since her son Malik was born. As a young wife and mother, it was often difficult to discuss the hardships of her new role as parent with her family. The world was in the throes of the black power movement, the women's movement,... more››