Mahogany L. Browne
Mahogany born in Oakland, California and residing in Brooklyn, NY has been
performing on the poetry circuit since early 1998. As a former member of the
highly regarded safe sex crew, The Punany Poets (as seen on HBO's Real Sex 24
& 26) Mahogany continues to alert the Hip-Hop generation with safer sex
methods and currently spear-heads the educational program Hip-Hop Poetry as
New Professional Theatre's Educational Director and serves as an Expressive
Arts Therapist for a NY City group home housing teenage pregnant girls.
Mahogany can be heard on radio airwaves throughout the country as the femme
fatale poetic voice on Hennessy's Poetry Minute, though she prides herself
solely in the greatest art ever produced, a little girl.
While Mahogany currently performs throughout the US, her voice has blessed
stages internationally crossing language barriers and breaking cultural dams
in Warsaw Poland, Munich Germany, The UK and Canada.
She currently shares the Team NYC|louderARTS's Grand Slam Title and has earned
the position as one of The Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam Semi-finalist
(2002, 2003), Worcester's Grand Slam Finalist (2004) and Buffalo, NY Njozi
Magazine's Individual Slam and Tri-State Team Slam (2003).
She has penned a book of poems and essays in bookstores Spring 2005 and has
authored several chapbooks. Her collection of audio work include her latest LP
Black Secret Soul, LADYSMITH: Untitled & her initial introductory CD
Papercuts: An Acapella Series. Ms. Browne currently tours the ever-growing
college circuit promoting self-love and advocating a front for women
empowerment. Her journalist works can be found in the pages of internationally
distributed magazines KING, XXL, The Source, Canada's The Word and UK's MOBO.