Kenny Fame

New York, NY 10027

Author's Bio

Kenny Fame is an African-American poet who was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He currently divides his time between living & working in both London UK & NYC. He was a recent graduate of Cave Canem’s 2011 & 2012 Poetry Conversations Workshop classes with poets:Bakar Wilson & Kamilah Aisha Moon. As of 2013 Kenny Fame has added singer/songwriter to his list of accomplishments & he will be launching his own production company, focusing on his play-writing, songwriting & selected works of poetry. Kenny Fame is now a recording artist that goes under the name Levi. His song "Ain't No Biggie: is currently making its way up the Dance Charts. His album "Kenny Fame: The First Album" is available everywhere now.

Publications and Prizes


Steel Toe Review
Steel Toe Review
Steel Toe Review
The Fine Line
The Fine Line
Rufous Salon
Poetry Super Highway
Milk Sugar
Milk Sugar
Milk Sugar
Diverse Voices Quarterly
The Tenth National Black Writers' Conference "Poetry Writing Award" & The Poetry Super Highway's featured: "Poet of the Week" 2012 & 2013.

More Information

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Identifies as: 
African American
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Born in: 
Paterson, NJ
Raised in: 
Paterson, NJ

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry by various authors, Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, I'm Black When I'm Singing, I'm Blue When I Ain't by Sonia Sanchez, The Forbidden Apple by Kat Long
Favorite Books:
Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Forbidden Apple, Jemima J, Giovanni's Room & The Fire Next Time
Favorite Authors:
James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Sonia Sanchez, Countee Cullin, Claude Mckay, Paul Laurence Dunbar,Sterling A. Brown, William Shakespeare,Yusef Komunyakaa, Kamilah Aisha Moon's, Lucille Clifton, Allen Ginsberg, Tonya Cherie Hegamin, Major Jackson, Tyehimba Jess, Patricia Smith

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Listing last updated: November 30, 2013.