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Podcasting by Villa Albertine – Session 2: Affirming Identity Through Poetry


(c) Jasmina Tomic

Villa Albertine Headquarters
972 Fifth Avenue

April 12, 2024, 7:10pm


On April 12, join poet Rashad Wright for a special performance, as part of Villa Albertine’s Podcast Party.

Led by New Jersey poet Rashad Wright, “Affirming Identity Though Poetry” is a poetry reading expressing the role of identity in academic and performance spaces within the poetry world. 

Rashad Wright is a graduate of New Jersey City University, receiving his BA in English: Creative Writing. Rashad has performed slam poetry on both local and national stages. He is the only person to be titled the “Grandslam Champion of Jersey City Slam” twice. He has competed in slam competitions in Oakland, San Diego, Spokane, and Denver, once ranking 25th in the country. He has coached Jersey City Slam, the UACHS Poetry Club, and 6th Borough Slam, who placed 10th in the world at Brave New Voices 2019. Rashad’s creative works focus on debunking the glorification of selflessness and sacrifice in communities of color and other disenfranchised groups. Rashad’s work gives visibility to a “self” in an attempt to reclaim the love that these identities deserve.

About the Podcasting Party by Villa Albertine

With the support of Albertine Foundation and our Sounds of New York partners, Villa Albertine will host a special Podcasting Party on April 12, featuring a variety of discussions and activities exploring questions of identity and representation within the French and American podcast communities.

From an in-depth look at the podcast projects of French participants of the Sounds of New York masterclass program to live experimental music and voguing, the event offers something for everyone.

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