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.
Keisha-Gaye is a member of the Author's Guild, which hosts her sitewww.keishagaye.com. 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.