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Aziza Barnes

Undergraduate, Tisch School of the Arts; Member of the 2012 NYU Slam Team

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Aziza Barnes is a poet from Los Angeles, living in New York. She is a current member of 2012’s Slam NYU team, ranking 3rd in the nation at CUPSI, a national collegiate poetry slam. She is currently working on her second one-woman show and has had her short fiction published in NYU’s university press West 10th. She is the self-declared 10th member of Wu-Tang, wears vibrant pants and re-reads The Velveteen Rabbit for an answer to her favorite question, ‘what is real?’  If you want to ask her your favorite questions, her website is asdarkthingsareloved.tumblr.com. Depending on the day, her fashion icons shift between Frida Kahlo, Malcolm X and Cornel West, respectively.

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