I had an experience one day at an open mic in Trenton reading a poem. A Black Jamaican guy I was in a poetry group with named Joseph along with a few other poets said “Ayesha, I like your poetry”. He was nice. I thought of our similar interests of writing poetry, the compliment he gave me kept me smiling all day. Joseph and I were taking a break. I thought of Joseph saying “I like writing poetry too”. He had a baldy and he wrote poems too. Joseph was telling me he went to college in Jamaica. I got a new yellow dress out of Target and put on a pink Gucci baseball cap I bought for myself. I went to a open mic in Trenton. I read a poem called”Too This/Too That”. I was actually able to pull it off. I wonder if Russell Simmons would invite me to read “Too This/Too That” poem at Def Poetry Jam.

I had always thought of the performance poetry scene as some cool things to do. Once when I took an advanced seminar in poetry class a professor said to me “you have a cadence in the way you read poetry.

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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