Bronx, NY, USA

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"BEST FLOW"

-National Collegiate Poetry Slam

Award-winning writer and performer, Intikana has featured at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Green Mill in Chicago (Hosted by Marc Smith), The Poetry Nightclub in Caesars Palace (Las Vegas), The BAM! Youth Poetry Slam in Toronto, Canada and many more established spoken word venues. His poems highlight issues concerning society, family, history, culture, heritage, and evoke vulnerability through storytelling. Intikana has shared the stage with poets such as Saul Williams, Anis Mojgani, Buddy Wakefield, Mahogany L. Browne, Roger Bonair-Agard, among others.

 

HONORS

  • 2x Northeast Regional Poetry Slam Champion (2007, 2008)

  • 2x SUNY Oneonta Grand Slam Champion (2006, 2007)

  • 11th Annual 7 Deadly Sins Poetry Slam Champion (2008)

  • Colorscape Arts Festival Poetry Slam Champion (2008)

  • Silver Medal - ACUI National College Poetry Slam (2005)

  • National Poetry Awards: Best Flow (2005), Rookie of the Year (2005), Best Team Piece (2005, 2006), All Around Bad Ass (2006), and Grossest Poem (2007)

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • (2014) Theta Productions. Straight To The Heart: Word-Sound & Prayers. Denzal Santana. Intikana Forward

  • (2014) Bronx Council On The Arts. 20th Anniversary of Bronx WritersCorps (Student Poetry Anthology - Nelson Shelter)

  • (2014) Bronx Council On The Arts. 20th Anniversary of Bronx WritersCorps (Student Poetry Anthology - Willow Shelter)

  • (2013) Bronx WritersCorps. Layers Of The Path. (Student Poetry Anthology - Nelson Ave Family Residence)

  • (2013) Bronx WritersCorps. Layers Of The Path. (Student Poetry Anthology - Willow Ave Family Residence)

  • (2010) Penmanship Books. Static And Other Lungless Things (Poems by The Intangible Collective) Poem: The Nest

  • (2008) The Big O Grand Slam (Vol. 1). Poem #4: I Used To Draw

  • (2008) Where There's Smoke, There's Fire (The Chapbook Of The SUNY Slam Fam). Poem #1: Finale

  • (2008) By Chance Or By Choice (A Collection of Poems by The Intangibles). Poem #1: Cheers, Poem #10: Chess

  • (2007) Take Back The Night (Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault). Poem #1: Blue

  • (2006) Art & Scope (Fall 2005 / Spring 2006). Poem #111: I Ask Myself (Dedicated to prisoners in Rikers Island)

 

PERFORMANCES

 

100% BORICUA

2005 ACUI National College Poetry Slam
Team: SUNY Oneonta 
Philadelphia, PA
*Awarded "Best Group Piece"

CHILD

Intikana and Sierra DeMulder
2006 ACUI National College Poetry Slam
Ypsilanti, Michigan
*Scored a perfect 30

CHESS

Intikana
Colorscape Arts Festival Poetry Slam
Norwich, NY
1st Place Champion