e.g. bailey is an award winning artist who crosses the disciplines of theatre, film, and poetry. He is currently focusing on play-wrighting, screen-writing, and directing and has been recognized by artists such as Bob Holman, Amiri Baraka and Nikki Giovanni as one of the leading spoken word artists of his generation. Born in Saclepea, Liberia, he is a founder of several foundational entities in the local and national community including Tru Ruts Endeavors; Arkology, Speakeasy Records, and the MN Spoken Word Association. A recipient of numerous grants, he recently worked with Amiri Baraka on a stage adaptation of Baraka's epic cycle of poems, Wise Why's Y's. e. g. is also a recipient of an Emmy Award, the winner of the Hughes Knight Diop Poetry Award, and a former nominee for the Independent Music Awards. His writing has been published in Solid Ground, the millennial issue of Drumvoices Revue, and Warpland, a publication by the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for creative writing. He is currently editing a narrative film, co-curating the Late Nite Series with Laurie Carlos at Pillsbury House Theatre for the 10th year, and will be assistant directing Othello with Marion McClinton at the Guthrie in 2014.
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