2007 Nuyorican Grand Slam Finale


Poets submitted these bios to me for the 2007 Finale Program, so they may not reflect projects and accomplishments since that time. See each individual listing for more recent links and projects.

aja monet

Bob Holman eloquently describes her as a, "glutton for love and beauty”¦classically surrealist. I haven't heard a 'humming bird released from a mother's ribcage in the last week or two,' wow."

Only 19 years old, Aja-Monet, depicts a world in us not yet known. A Cuban-Jamaican representing East New York, Brooklyn, Aja-Monet is currently attending Sarah... more››

nathan andrew

Nathan Andrew”¦actor”spoken word man......born in new york, lived in miami 15 years,  re-born on a 4X5 stage in a nuyorican juke joint with standing room only...


Her mother calls her "The Child of Murphy's Law" ” anything that CAN happen, WILL. Though she once thought herself cursed, Eboni has been blessed in her ability to translate her misadventures into poetry and theatre. As a poet, actor and dancer, she has performed and taught workshops all over the U.S. and internationally in West Africa through NYU... more››

rico steal

Rico Steal, Trini poet, has made his mark in NYC as a Graphic Designer and Spoken Word Artist. He was blessed to have a Co-Host spot with Jeffrey Feller in a monthly poetry open mic series at the Nuyorican in 2004, and now with his rapid fire flow, he was a Semi-Finalist at Louder Arts, and a Grand Slam Finalist at Urbana (2007 Season). All the while he's been designing and producing artwork for the likes of MTV, Ecko... more››


ShadoKat burst upon the spoken word scene in 2003 immediately made a run to the semi-finals at the Nuyorican. Since then, his metaphoric hip-hop style and cynical humor have earned him acclaim from the US to London and Australia. ShadoKat performed with Ras Baraka on the Hip Hop for the People... more››