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First lady of slam poet comes to CSU

March 10, 2009

Keep it real with the first lady of slam poetry.

International poet comes to CSU

ASAP and Rams Encouraging Adolescent Literacy present renowned slam poet Sonya Renee on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock room.

About Sonya Renee

Sonya Renee is easily the most distinguished, accomplished and recognizable female in the world of slam poetry.

Sonya put her socially conscious words into action by performing in front of over 1 million spectators in Washington D.C. alongside presidential candidate Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton at a historic 2004 March for Women’s Lives Rally.

The first lady of slam has also seen commercial success with appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and the hit reality series “Monique’s F.A.T Chance” on the Oxygen Network.

Her poetry

Sonya’s poetry is blunt, raw, and poignant. She speaks the truth with no mixed words and challenges society to face its deepest and most long-lived ills with strength, courage and sometimes a lot of laughter. In the same light, her work also reflects a checkered childhood overcoming a family riddled with drug addiction and mental illness, and dealing with the reality of living completely on her own from the age of 17.

Sometimes all that is left is to get real.

(Source: Sonya Renee's Myspace)


Contact: Jesse Casaubon
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