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Roxy Azari

Spoken Word Artist/Slam Poet; Activist on Social Change and Social Justice

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“...I don’t have magical powers/ since I cant morph into a sunflower/ I will settle for being a poet instead/ eat bread in place of the sunset/ because being a poet is the closest my fingertips/ can reach for the star that harbors my wish..”

Roxanna ‘Roxy’ Azari is an Iranian-American Poet, Performer, Writer and Educator who breathes and works towards transformational social change through language. Raised in NYC, Azari grew up listening to her grandmother’s inspiring poetry, which instilled in her the power that language holds for altering realities and injustices. From a very young age, Azari has used poetry as a tool to redesign the world around her and continues to live her passion of combining art with activism. Azari’s journey began in 2006, when she won both the New York Knicks Poetry Slam and the Urban Word NYC Poetry Slam. Her NYC slam team went on to compete in the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Festival. Azari has performed at the Nuyorican Poets Café, the Bowery Poetry Club and at Madison Square Garden. She has also appeared at NYU, Columbia, Brown, Middlebury, Duke, and Emerson. Azari has been featured in two TV commercials, and published in The New York Times, Elementz of Life, Rushlight, The Greater Boston Intercollegiate Poetry Festival, and the Youth Anthology: Connect. Politic. Ditto. In 2007, she founded iSpeak!, Wheaton College’s Spoken Word Poetry Group, which has provided a constructive space for budding poets passionate about expression, freedom of speech, and social justice. In addition, she served as a coach for BNV and CUPSI Slams.

Azari combines her two passions of gender equality and artistic expression by leading poetry workshops for young adults to find and utilize their voices at various schools, universities, and organizations within the US and abroad. In 2010, Azari was awarded the distinguished Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which enabled her to facilitate poetry and performance workshops with young women in the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia. As a Watson Fellow, Azari was a featured poet at Culture Rapide in Paris and held numerous performances in Morocco, India, Indonesia and Turkey. Azari’s work has recently been featured in KPFK Public Radio Podcasts for Feminist Magazine, The Times of India, and Mumbai Mirror. Holding a BA in English Literature: Creative Writing and Women’s Studies from Wheaton College (MA) and a Masters Degree in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics, Azari infuses her academic background with her visions of challenging social, political, and economic inequalities.

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Roxy Azari

Spoken Word Artist/Slam Poet; Activist on Social Change and Social Justice

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Roxy Azari Biography

“...I don’t have magical powers/ since I cant morph into a sunflower/ I will settle for being a poet instead/ eat bread in place of the sunset/ because being a poet is the closest my fingertips/ can reach for the star that harbors my wish..”

Roxanna ‘Roxy’ Azari is an Iranian-American Poet, Performer, Writer and Educator who breathes and works towards transformational social change through language. Raised in NYC, Azari grew up listening to her grandmother’s inspiring poetry, which instilled in her the power that language holds for altering realities and injustices. From a very young age, Azari has used poetry as a tool to redesign the world around her and continues to live her passion of combining art with activism. Azari’s journey began in 2006, when she won both the New York Knicks Poetry Slam and the Urban Word NYC Poetry Slam. Her NYC slam team went on to compete in the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Festival. Azari has performed at the Nuyorican Poets Café, the Bowery Poetry Club and at Madison Square Garden. She has also appeared at NYU, Columbia, Brown, Middlebury, Duke, and Emerson. Azari has been featured in two TV commercials, and published in The New York Times, Elementz of Life, Rushlight, The Greater Boston Intercollegiate Poetry Festival, and the Youth Anthology: Connect. Politic. Ditto. In 2007, she founded iSpeak!, Wheaton College’s Spoken Word Poetry Group, which has provided a constructive space for budding poets passionate about expression, freedom of speech, and social justice. In addition, she served as a coach for BNV and CUPSI Slams.

Azari combines her two passions of gender equality and artistic expression by leading poetry workshops for young adults to find and utilize their voices at various schools, universities, and organizations within the US and abroad. In 2010, Azari was awarded the distinguished Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which enabled her to facilitate poetry and performance workshops with young women in the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia. As a Watson Fellow, Azari was a featured poet at Culture Rapide in Paris and held numerous performances in Morocco, India, Indonesia and Turkey. Azari’s work has recently been featured in KPFK Public Radio Podcasts for Feminist Magazine, The Times of India, and Mumbai Mirror. Holding a BA in English Literature: Creative Writing and Women’s Studies from Wheaton College (MA) and a Masters Degree in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics, Azari infuses her academic background with her visions of challenging social, political, and economic inequalities.

Roxy Azari Videos

  • Roxy Azari @ "The Harlem Series" Open Mic Poetry Event by Sneakers & Ale
  • 'Boys Don't Cry' - Roxy Azari
  • Structural Violence - YouTube

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Roxy Azari Speaking Topics

  • Gender

  • Race

  • Class

  • Inequalities

  • Alternative narratives on the Middle East/ North Africa

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  • How to book Roxy Azari?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Roxy Azari for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Roxy Azari, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Roxy Azari or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Roxy Azari?

    Booking fees for Roxy Azari, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Roxy Azari, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Roxy Azari?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Roxy Azari for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Roxy Azari for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Roxy Azari or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Roxy Azari or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Roxy Azari is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Roxy Azari for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Roxy Azari generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Staceyann Chin, Malcolm London, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni and Charlene Carruthers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Roxy Azari for an upcoming event.

Roxy Azari Speaker Videos

  • Roxy Azari @ "The Harlem Series" Open Mic Poetry Event by Sneakers & Ale
    'Boys Don't Cry' - Roxy Azari
  • Structural Violence - YouTube
    Wade in the Water by Roxy Azari and Shania "Art" Mason - YouTube

Roxy Azari Speaking Topics

  • Gender

  • Race

  • Class

  • Inequalities

  • Alternative narratives on the Middle East/ North Africa

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