The Odes For You tour is the two-woman poetry performance of celebrated, internationally touring poets Shira Erlichman and Angel Nafis. Through interwoven poems, monologues, songs and jokes, these poets engage each other and the audience in the vibrant and unstoppable song of celebration.
Angel Nafis is an Ann Arbor, Michigan native and Cave Canem graduate fellow. She is a recipient of the Millay Colony residency and a 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Her work has appeared in The Rattling Wall, The BreakBeat Poets Anthology, MUZZLE Magazine, The Rumpus, Poetry Magazine and more. She has represented NYC at both the National Poetry Slam and the Women of the World Poetry Slam. She is an Urban Word NYC Mentor and the founder, curator, and host of the Greenlight Poetry Salon. She is the author of BlackGirl Mansion (Red Beard / New School Poetics, 2012). With poet Morgan Parker she is The Other Black Girl Collective, an internationally touring Black Feminist poetry duo. She earned her BA at HunterCollege and is an MFA candidate in poetry at Warren Wilson College. Facilitating writing workshops and reading poems globally, she lives in Brooklyn. More at www.angelnafis.com
Shira Erlichman is a poet, musician, and visual artist. A three time Pushcart Prize nominee her work can be found in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed Reader, PBS Poetry, The Massachusetts Review, BUST, Bitch Magazine and The Baffler, among others. She was awarded a residency by the Millay Colony and the James Merrill Fellowship by the Vermont Studio Center. As a musician she’s performed her experimental pop-soul across the US, sharing stages with TuNe-YaRdS, CocoRosie, Mirah and Andrea Gibson. She earned her BA at Hampshire College. Her new full-length album Subtle Creature is available on ITunes and Spotify and every other possible device on the planet. Israeli-born, raised in Massachusetts, she now lives in Brooklyn. Learn more at www.officialshira.com