Keisha-Gaye Anderson on Studio A

Submitted by Danielle Smith on Tue, 2 Feb 2016, 1:38pm

The following is a recording of a live reading and interview with Keisha-Gaye Anderson. Keisha will be one of the eatured poets for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe's Bob Marley Tribute on February 6th, the featured poet for the Poets Settlement Reading/Poetry Series on February 9th, and hosting a poetry workshop on April 3 as a part of the 13th Annual Black Writers Conference.

Keisha, a graduate of Syracuse University, began her career working for CBS News as an associate producer or field producer for long-form documentaries like "A&E Biography." In 2003, Keisha-Gaye self-published her poetry chapbook Circle Unbroken. She has performed as a spoken word artist at a number of venues, including Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Knitting Factory, and a number of college-based reading series. She is one of the founding poets of Poets for Ayiti, a collective of poets from diverse backgrounds committed to the power of poetry to transform and educate. She is also the author of a collection of poetry, "Gathering the Waters," which was selected from over 100 manuscripts by Jamii Publishing in 2014.

Her poetry and essays have appeared in a number of national literary magazines, journals, and anthologies, including Poems on the Road to Peace, African Voices Magazine, Renaissance Noire, Mosaice Literary Magazine, The Mom Egg, and many others. She is the recipient of a 2010 fellowship from the North Country Institute for Writers of Color and was chosen to participate in the 2013 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop at Brown University. She was selected for the VONA Voices Speculative Fiction Workshop with Tananarive Due in 2015.

Keisha-Gaye is a member of the Author's Guild, which hosts her She currently works as a director of communications within a large public college. In 2014, she received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The City College, CUNY. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016
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