Multimedia Artist, 1/2 of hip hop duo HumUni & your 2012 NYC Youth Poet Laureate. The coolest nerd. Brooklyn bred.
(from Ish’s Facebook page)
Ishmael “Ish” Islam
NYC’s current youth poet laureate brings together spoken word artists from across Brooklyn, sharing their independent voices, blended into an unforgettable evening of spoken word, theater and hip hop
BEAT Spoken Word
Fort Greene: Sept 17, 7:30pm
New York City’s current Youth Poet Laureate, 19-year old Ishmael “Ish” Islam, curates an entire evening of spoken word and hip hop theater in this one-night event at The Irondale Center on September 17th. Listen in as the borough’s most talented poets pulse with the words, ideas and rhythms that make Brooklyn what it is.
* Ish will also be appearing in this year’s BEAT Sideshow at Coney Island on Wednesday, Sept 19. Click below to learn more and get tickets!
VIDEO: “Ish” Islam Feature On BCAT’s “Caught In The Act”
About Ishmael “Ish” Islam
Ish, a 19-year-old student at Kingsborough Community College, is a poet, MC, filmmaker, and graphic artist. He was one of the 2010 Brave New Voices Slam champions and placed third in the 2011 Knicks Poetry Slam.
This clip from “Caught in the Act” is courtesy Brooklyn Independent Television, a community media program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn