ANIS' LATEST BOOK, IN THE POCKETS OF SMALL GODS,
Anis Mojgani is a gale force talent, a twirling dervish of lyric & the body's music,
a poet who gleefully spurns the boundaries of poet.
– Patricia Smith, National Book Award Finalist & Four-Time National Poetry Slam Champion
His poetry sings just as beautifully on the page as it does on the stage.
Anis Mojgani...you and other young poets of your talent are the future of American poetry,
& frankly that fills me with joy!
– Poet Thomas Lux, winner of the Kingsley Tuft Poetry Award
He's probably the best poetry slammer alive.
– The Willamette Week
Anis Mojgani is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and multiple-time TEDx Speaker. He has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, The Bloedel Nature Reserve, and the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program. Anis has performed at numerous universities, festivals, and venues around the globe and has performed for audiences as varied as the House of Blues and the United Nations. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of such journals as Rattle, Forklift Ohio, Paper Darts,Thrush, and Bat City Review.
Anis is the author of five books, all published by Write Bloody Publishing: Songs From Under the River, The Feather Room, Over the Anvil We Stretch, The Pocketknife Bible, and his latest, In the Pockets of Small Gods. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in Oregon where he serves on the board of Literary Arts. He is represented by Blue Flower Arts.
Full CV here
picture by Ryan Longnecker