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My spotlight on the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Website

So thankful to be mentioned on the world famous Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)'s blogsite. I, along with the awesome Jive Poetic, are listed as Mahogany L Browne (poet, teaching artist, and curator for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe)'s favorite Brooklyn poets.


BAM 150 Guest Post: Brooklyn Poetry Picks by Mahogany L. Browne

I have the dream job. I write poems for a living. I work with poets every week. I eat, sleep, watch, dream, and digest poetry. In the mornings, I sit at the intimate Australian-owned coffee shop near the Brooklyn Museum, or the woman-owned global soul food café on Underhill near the Brooklyn Central library, and read poetry for hours. Whether online, in books, or via YouTube, I feast on figurative language for daily inspiration. My research of poetry—specifically contemporary poets—arms me as a curator and teaching artist in New York City. It allows me an accessible artillery when introducing poetry to New York City’s Public School system. As a BAM teaching artist, I recognize the necessity of acknowledging all of poetry’s nuances, and take the research of Brooklyn’s own treasures seriously. Here are a couple of my favorite Brooklyn poets! 

Shanelle Gabriel, a native of Brooklyn, is my go-to poet when facilitating lectures on the necessity of humor and poetry. The Flatbush resident is a singer and actress, mainly writing in free verse. Her topics range from gender roles to rites of passage and lupus awareness. She is a crowd favorite with her sultry vibrato and is an active advocate for youth mentorship.  






UPCOMING PRIVATE SHOW: 8/24 in NYC w/ Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

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My Annual Birthday Wishlist! (Mark June 27th off on your calendar!)

As always, here's my wishlist for my birthday! (I'm used to not getting most of what I put here or I end up getting them for myself over the course of the summer, but for some reason, I just love the tradition. *smile*).

1) A Fitness Bootcamp for a Month: Any good one will do. I just need a few weeks to get completely on point. Early mornings/ evenings work. Trying to preserve my sexy. :)

2) Lexicon Alpha Desktop Recording Studio: I'm trying to do some home recording work, but I need the interface to get it popping. Invest in my future! lol

3) Sailor Moon on DVD: One of my childhood favs NEEDS to be in my collection. "Fighting evil by moonlight...winning love by daylight...Never running from a real fight..." (OR you can just get me the COMPLETE Collection)

4) "Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America" by Melissa V. Harris-Perry: Considering my current passion for studying and exploring the cause and effect of today's race & gender relations issues, this book would be a blessed addition to my collection.

5) Dance Magic by Photographer Richard Calmes: I stumbled across his photography on Facebook and instantly fell in love with the amazing images and stories behind how he capured these epic scenes of movement from some awesome dancers. I'd love to have this in my collection. 



My Interview & Performance on Fox 5 News Street Talk (Lupus Awareness)

Here's my interview on Fox 5 News Street Talk Edition where I got to perform my poem "Vanity" and speak with host, Tai Hernandez about my battles with Lupus! 


(Aired May 12, 2012)