On May 14, University of Oregon students will have the opportunity to see renowned slam poet Anis Mojgani perform on campus, free of charge.
Mojgani is one of only two people to have won a national individual slam poetry title twice — in 2005 and 2006. He’s also been a TEDx speaker, published three collections of poetry and won numerous other awards. His widespread recognition reflects his commitment to poetry both on the page and onstage.
When Brittany Lang saw Mojgani perform at Wordstock, a literary festival in Portland, she was captivated by his poetry and presence.
Lang works for the UO Cultural Forum, and she suggested that the group bring Mojgani to the UO community. She organized Thursday’s performance, and is excited to see Mojgani perform again.
“He just has a very good energy when he present his poetry,” Lang said. “I think it’s perfect for a diverse group of students and community members.”
The UO’s own Poetry Slam Team will be opening for Mojgani. Four poets will perform pieces competed at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational competition in March. Alex Dang, co-founder and co-captain of the team, will also perform.