Pure Poetry #3: Anis Mojgani

Pure Poetry Week:

#1 – 2/23/2011 – Intro & Def Poetry Jam, by Riese
#2 – 2/23/2011 – Eileen Myles, by Carmen
#3 – 2/23/2011 – Anis Mojgani, by Crystal
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Anis Mojgani is a Portland-based poet who ignited my love for spoken word and poetry slams. He is a genius, he speaks with passion and honesty that makes my heart leap.

I find myself enamored with every word that tumbles out of Anis’ mouth, however there are 3 poems in particular that blow my mind: Direct Orders, Here I Am and Shake the Dust.

Watch Anis perform these poems below. You’ve been given a direct order to rock the fuck out.

Anis has also written two poetry collections, Over the Anvil We Stretch and The Feather Room.

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Crystal is HR Director and Autostraddle OG. She's a 31-year-old Australian who enjoys wrestling pythons and playing rugby with dropbears. Soon she'll be following her heart to Chicago. She's heard it's cold there.

Crystal has written 312 articles for us.

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    Great choice. My favorite Anis Mojgani piece is “Milos”. “I’m unbuttoning my shirt/painting a circle over my heart./Please/just shoot straight.” And this man recites with feeling.

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