Spoken Word Competition 2024


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THE ARTISTS FORUM is proud to announce the finalists for this year’s SPOKEN WORD COMPETITION, featuring 7 works that best highlight our 2024 Competition Theme – TECHNO-FEUDALISM.

These works have been created by independent artists originating from 3 countries: Canada, Portugal, and the United States.

The Finalists are (in no particular order):

“Null Island” by Tawhida Tanya Evanson (Canada)
“Thronebosis” by Marco Espirito Santo (Portugal)
“Magic” by Carlos Andrés Gómez (US)
“Praise”(Live at the Nuyorican Poets Café) by Carlos Andrés Gómez (US)
“Where are you really from?” (Live at the Mercury Cafe) by Carlos Andrés Gómez (US)
“An Open Letter to the Supreme Court Nomination of 2020” by Megan Davis (US)
“Electricity Through the Air” by Jill McManus (US)

Congratulations to all our Finalists!

Thank you to our 2024 Spoken Word Jury Panel: Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Ron P. Bremner, Emlyn Camerson, Patricia Carragon, Megha Sood, Amos White V, and Baron Wright.

Finalists works will be showcased and winners announced the same day by invitation only during our Juried Arts Awards Ceremony on June 22, 2024 at MNN Studios – El Barrio Firehouse  — 175 E 104th Street in Manhattan.


THE ARTISTS FORUM SPOKEN WORD COMPETITION, part of our Juried Arts programming, is open to poets seeking to gain exposure in the New York City and international arts and media market.

Its mission is to provide an accessible platform for creative writer/performers to present their best work for juried selection, increase artist communication and business contacts, provide career advancement opportunities, and publicly award the work and talents of creative artists.

Each submission, reviewed by a panel of industry professionals, is rated upon its individual merits. Finalists in each category are then judged against one another and a winner declared.

All selected finalists are eligible for a television studio or Zoom interview to be promoted on our online platforms and via THE ARTISTS FORUM TELEVISION – a 20+ year arts based television program broadcasted from mid-town Manhattan in New York City.

THE ARTISTS FORUM INC., now in its 25th year, is a New York City based non-profit arts service organization specializing in events, juried competitions, and media for artists. The organization provides an unparalleled platform for emerging and mid-career artists to share their stories with the world’s creative communities.

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Keisha-Gaye Anderson

Keisha-Gaye Anderson is a Jamaican-born poet, writer, visual artist, and communications and marketing strategist based in Brooklyn, NY. An award-winning author, Keisha’s poetry, fiction, and essays have been widely published in national literary journals, magazines, and anthologies.


Ron P. Bremner

R. Bremner has written of incense, peppermints, and the color of time since the ’70s and featured in International Poetry Review, Poets Online, Paterson Literary Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Sigmund Freud in Poetry, Quarterday Review, and 1979’s Passaic Review (alongside Allen Ginsberg). He’s published 8 books and won Allen Ginsberg awards thrice.


Emlyn Cameron

Steadfast in his passion for arts and poetry, language and performance has shaped Emlyn’s life. As a teen, he studied acting, then minored in video production as an undergrad before earning his Masters in Journalism at Columbia. He’s previously reported for the Saturday Evening Post and the NY Times. Currently, Emlyn writes for Law360.


Patricia Carragon

Patricia’s recent publications include Arriving at a Shoreline 2022, Bear Creek Haiku, Beat Generation 2022, Out Loud (LGBTQA Literary Arts Anthology), Red Wheelbarrow 2022, and When Women Speak Poetry, Vol. 1. Her debut novel is Angel Fire. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets.


Megha Sood

Megha is an award-winning Asian American poet, editor, author, and literary activist from New Jersey. She’s received the 2021 MVICW Poet Fellowship and several national poetry awards. Her work, The Medusa Project, has been selected as a digital payload to be sent to the moon in 2023 as part of the LunarCodex Project in with NASA/SpaceX


Amos White V

Amos is an inter-disciplinary multimedia artist, event producer, and exhibit designer. A graduate of the College of Human Ecology at the University of Maryland, College Park, Amos bridges his passion for the arts and human relations with the formation of THE ARTISTS FORUM.


Baron Wright

Baron is an award winning multi-disciplined artist, and motivational speaker. He is also the founder of BaronArts Inc. – a company focused on experiential learning, supportive arts, and personal development coaching. With over a decade of creative and transformational work experience, Baron uses innovative art-inspired techniques to help his clients.


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