Aja Monet

Aja Monet

Biography

Aja Monet is a Caribbean American poet, performer, and educator. Her first full collection of poetry, My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. She is co-founder of Smoke Signals Studio, a community collective dedicated to music, art, community, and cultural organizing. Inspired by poet June Jordan’s revolutionary blueprint, Aja facilitates “Voices: Poetry for the People,” a poetry workshop for grassroots community organizers and people imprisoned at Dade Correctional Facility in South Florida. She is currently working on a new book of poems called, Florida Water.

Buy Aja’s book My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter on Amazon.

Events with Aja Monet

Rise Up: Tiananmen’s Legacy of Freedom and Democracy

07 May 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cathedral of
St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025

EXPOSURE: On writing in prison

08 May 2019
7:00 pm
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018