Ephraim Nehemiah

Cleveland, OH

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Ephraim Nehemiah is a published writer, educator and nationally touring poet who uses call and response, compelling narratives and cultural expression rooted in Black performance art to create a transformative experience. The work explores adds to dialogue around navigating trauma, social injustice, and finding joy within the struggle. Ephraim is currently a teaching artist at Dewmore Baltimore in Maryland as well as the former coach of nationally ranked teams at Brave New Voices and the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational respectively. Ephraim has also performed in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The Cleveland Foundation, TEDx Talks, Button Poetry, The Saul William's World tour and many others. Ephraim is the recent recipient of the Karamu In the House Residency as well as the Cleveland Arts Prize On the Verge Fellowship and will be completing their first full length poetry collection and one-person show which will debut in 2021.

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