#poetryGoesViral is a new online poetry series. Each week, poets from the Carolinas and beyond will share their work on Facebook Live streams.
This month we have Shane Manier, Elizabeth Robin & Andrew Clark!
ABOUT THE POETS:
Shane Manier is a Creative Coach, Poetry Mentor, Local Artist, Live Painter and National Spoken Word Poet based in NC. She is the founder of the nonprofit Guerilla Poets with branches in the US and UK. As a poet and artist, she has been featured at many shows and venues across the US while completing many outreach programs as an activist.
She is currently the Spoken Word and Arts Teaching Instructor for Behailu Arts Academy, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Henderson High School and Playing for Others. In 2011 she was the youngest poet to ever be inducted in the Poetry Council of North Carolina and served on board of CCAG Arts Collective of Cornelius North Carolina in 2017. She has been recognized as a National Poet performing with Respect Da Mic Slam Team for 2017 and 2018.
In 2015 she released her first poetry album, “Bootstraps” and her first chapbook, “Fallen Heroes of the Awful Waffle” was published through Main Street Rag in 2017. She recently released her second album, “Carrier Pigeons” in 2019. Known as a prolific poet, she is currently in the process of publishing a whopping total of 13 more books and a third album.
Her poetry is widely known for its passion, centered around themes ranging from personal topics, social justice and powerful inspirational pieces that expose and bond the core of humanity.
Andrew K. Clark is a writer from Alexander, NC, outside of Asheville where he now resides. His full-length collection of poetry, Jesus in the Trailer was published by Main Street Rag Press in October 2019. His poetry and short fiction have appeared recently in UCLA’s Out of Anonymity, fall / lines, Scribes Valley, Good Juju, and NO: 1 journals. He is the recipient of the Georgia Southern University Roy F. Powell Award for Creative Writing and is an MFA candidate at Converse College. He is searching for a home for his first novel, The Day Thief.