LOVE the poet talks us through sexuality and creativity using her compelling spoken word pieces.

Michelle Antoinette is a traveling poet known as LOVE the poet and endearingly nicknamed the ‘Lesbian Laureate’ by her friends. She tells part of her story and her journey into poetry—along with sharing some carnal, titillating spoken word poems.

About the speaker

Michelle Antoinette Nelson, aka LOVE the poet, is a poet, actor, musician, host and prominent indie artist/author on the national performance and literary art scenes, and in the field of creative writing education. She has appeared on CNN as a speaker at the Jena 6 rally in Washington, D.C., authored the book ‚ÄúBlack Marks on White Paper‚Äù, is the recipient of the 2011 Baker b-grant award, released multiple spoken word CDs, and has performed at the Smithsonian & college campuses nationwide. Michelle is also a Punany Poet (as seen on HBO), the playwright and star of “God’s Country” her touring one woman play, the creator of Live Lyrics! Creative writing workshops, and the founder/host of BE FREE Fridays (monthly open mic series).

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Communication with your partner is the most important thing that you can do. It protects us against disease, it protects us against heartbreak—it protects us against a lot. — Michelle Antoinette

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