R. Vincent Moniz, Jr.
Poet, Author, Actor, Filmmaker
Vincent is available for presentations, readings, and 1 day writing workshops.
-Free Write (with writing prompts available)
-Introduction to contemporary poetry and poetic tools
-Read and discuss themes within poems by contemporary writers.
-Students will use Acrostic, Diamante, and the "I Am" poetry forms to create their own poetry and the brave may share what they wrote
NuuÉtaare tribal member and enrolled citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation, R. Vincent Moniz, Jr. born and raised in the Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis Minnesota is also a 2012 Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grantee, 2013 Beyond the Pure Fellow, 2014 Verve Fellow, 2015 Loft Literary Center Spoken Word Immersion Fellow, Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grantee, 2016 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grantee, and current and reigning Individual World Poetry Slam Indigenous Slam Champion. Vincent's first book, Redoubted was published in 2018 by MSU Press.
Work Sample/Book Preview
*Note, though Vincent does not swear in his work, for dramatic effect this video does contain a single curse word in one poem that is always omitted when shared with students.