Slam Poet Anis Mojgani Performs at Exeter
May 11, 2012
"I lift bridges with poems," said poet Anis Mojgani to Exonians at assembly. The author, whose poems have been compared to "fiercely hopeful word arias," clearly struck a chord with students during his two-day visit.
"When I found out he was coming to Exeter, I screamed," says Lily '14 of Mojgani, who is a two-time champion of the National Poetry Slam and winner of the World Cup Poetry Slam. "It is so amazing. This is one of those moments where I feel infinitely lucky to be at Exeter," Lily continues. "I think this might just be the coolest assembly of my Exeter career."
Mojgani performed twice at Exeter, giving an evening concert as well as assembly.
Mojgani is the author of 2 poetry collections – The Feather Room and Over the Anvil We Stretch – and has appeared on HBO's "Def Poetry Jam," on NPR, and in the documentary Slam Planet: War of the Words. His poems have been published in Rattle, Bestiary and The Legendary.
Watch Mojgani perform "Come Closer"…
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