Sunday, April 14, 2019 - EJ Antonio

"My bones have absorbed these sounds, move to these sounds, and rest in these sounds." 

As a child growing up in Harlem, poet EJ Antonio traces her ambitions to be a storyteller and jazz singer back to her love of words. EJ was known in her family as the writer, visual artist, and the one interested in dance and theater. She began writing poetry as a way to relieve stress and her work has received recognition throughout the New York region from numerous organizations and venues such as the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Harvard Club and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Antonio’s published work includes pieces in African Voices Literary Magazine, Black Renaissance Noire, the Mom Egg and Cave Canem Anthologies XII and XIII. Her CD, Rituals in the marrow: Recipe for a jam session,includes collaborations with prominent jazz musicians, and reflects the rhythm and harmony of a true blues poet.

EJ is a founding Board member of One Breath Rising.