Platform 2016: All Black/An Invitation: An evening of poetry
World-renowned poet, writer, teacher, and actress, Pamela Sneed curates a spoken word and performance tribute to artists who died of AIDS. “For me, for one moment, on one evening…I/we will get to go home again. It’s been so long. I will get to see all the artists who shaped me and a generation. The AIDS crisis is still not over,” says Sneed, who will present along with a stellar line-up of intergenerational poets and performers including Timothy DuWhite, Kia LaBeija, YaYa Mckoy, Terence Taylor, and Carmelita Tropicana. She writes, “On the occasion of All Black/An Invitation we will get to shout our Queer selves and brothers lost to AIDS into history.”
Part of PLATFORM 2016: Lost and Found
Pamela Sneed is a New York based poet, writer and actress. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Time Out, Bomb, VIBE, and on the cover of New York Magazine. In 2015, she appeared in Art Forum, Black Book and The Huffington Post. She hosted Queer Art Film at the IFC in New York City. She is author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, published by Henry Holt in April 1998, KONG & other works, published by Vintage Entity Press (2009) and a chapbook Lincoln (2014). In 2015, she published the Chaplet Gift with Belladonna. She has performed for sold out houses at Lincoln Center, P.S. 122, Ex-Teresa in Mexico City, The ICA London, The CCA in Glasgow Scotland, The Green Room in Manchester England, BAM Cafe, Joes Pub, The Public Theater, Central Park Summer Stage, Bronx Summer Stage and recently Columbia University’s Tribute to James Baldwin, The Whitney Museum and BRIC. She appears in Nikki Giovanni’s, The One Hundred Best African American Poems. She has taught at Sarah Lawrence as a guest faculty member and is an online Professor at Chicago’s School of the Art Institute teaching Human Rights and Writing Art. She is a mentor/consultant for the poet-Linc program at Lincoln Center and will direct a final upcoming show at Lincoln Center Atrium. She has recently presented at a symposium at NYU on Humor, Politics and the AIDs crisis. In summer 2016, she has received a residency at Denniston Hill and is an SAIC visiting artist in the MFA low residency program. She is completing a collection of short stories and has a forthcoming chapbook Sweet Dreams with Belladonna 2017.