Christy NaMee Eriksen is a multidisciplinary poet, teaching artist, and organizer whose work is grounded in social justice and community engagement.
Described as a “tender powerhouse," she blends personal narrative, poetry, and the politics of identity. She agrees with Gil-Scott Heron; the revolution will not be televised! So she sensationalizes the ordinary into public displays of description.
Her/her work has appeared at The Loft Literary Center, The Roundhouse in London, the anthology “Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines" and forthcoming "The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith & Spirit." She has received awards for both art and activism, including two Rasmuson Foundation awards, the Equilibrium Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship, Honorable Mention for the Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes prize, and Mayor's Award for Artist of the Year.
NaMee is a co-founder of Woosh Kinaadeiyí (a community-based org empowering voices) and World in Progress (an arts-based racial justice training), and leads poetry workshops for all ages. Believe it or not, she owns a post office rooted in connection called Kindred Post, located in the heart of downtown Juneau. She is passionate about the power of art to tell our stories, bring people together, and activate positive social change.