Karen Jaime is a New York based spoken word/performance artist, cultural activist and writer. Her fiery delivery and in your face style has been gracing audiences since she first put pen to paper at Cornell University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish Literature with a concentration in Latin American Studies. She first slammed at the Nuyorican Poets' Café in 1998 and since then has performed at The Bottom Line Cabaret, Bluestockings Women's Bookstore, CBGB's, The Town Hall and at colleges throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Karen has hosted and performed for Arcos' Entertainment's spoken word/performance events "Women of Word," "Supreme Poets" and "Voices Around The Square." In the summer of 2002, she performed and co-produced "The Mystique of Fly" in the Queer@HERE theater festival held at HERE Theater. She is the curator/SlamMistress of the Friday Night Slam at the Nuyorican Poets Café. Currently, a PhD. candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University, she recently received a Rockefeller Humanities Research Fellowship. Karen is in the process of completing her first spoken word CD for release in early 2004.