"Anis Mojgani, Andrea Gibson, you and other young poets of their talent are the future of American poetry and frankly, that fills me with joy!" -- Thomas Lux, Guggenheim Fellow & recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book Split Horizons
"Mojgani is not your typical national poetry slam champion...The playfulness, startling originality, and lyric optimism are all gravy. He's simply the best there is right now." -- Taylor Mali, "The Last Time As We Are"
"Anis shook the dust off me and everyone else in the audience with the beauty of his words." -- Saul Williams, "Said the Shotgun to the Head
About the Author
Anis Mojgani is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam. A Pushcart Prize Nominee and former resident of the Oregon Literary Arts Writer's-In-The-Schools program, Anis has performed at numerous universities, festivals, and venues around the globe. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, in the pages of RATTLE magazine, and alongside Laureates Ted Kooser and Billy Collins in Spoken Word Revolution Redux. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in a white pointy house in Portland OR, where he sometimes has a beard and sometimes does not