ABOUT SPOKEN WORD POET, MARK ANTHONY VIGO:
Proud Puerto Rican writer, Mark Anthony Vigo, aka, “Vigo Hard Brooklyn” is a poet/spoken word artist with an eye for photography. By day he supervises hi-end, construction/renovation projects in Manhattan. Born and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, he came of age during the birth of Hip-Hop which has heavily infuenced his writing and performance style.
He appeared at the first-annual New York Poetry Festival, held on Governor’s Island. He has also been featured at, Capicu Culture, The Inspired Word, Babble in The Bronx, Canvas of Words and other venues across New York City, including The Bowery Poetry Club, and The Nuyorican Poet’s Café. Performing as far away as Puerto Rico, at the famed Poet’s Passage Café in Old San Juan, with Lady Lee Andrews.
He is currently a member of The Sunday Writing Circle and The Full Circle Ensemble NYC, with whom he has performed in two stage productions Misconceptions, in 2015, and MISCONCEPTIONS, TOO, this past March of 2016. Both were staged and performed at the renowned National Black Theater of Harlem; produced by Latanya DeVaughn and directed by Andres “Chulisi” Rodriguez.
He has recently been accepted into VONA at the University of Miami and is currently working on publishing his first, of three, books of poetry. He also hopes to one day publish his memoir, and a novel of fiction, loosely based on true events.
“Listening… these ears can hear pain and love that goes unexpressed. Just because I’m deaf, it doesn’t mean I can’t hear.” ~ Mark Anthony Vigo (from his performance in Misconceptions, Too @ The National Black Theatre – March 2016)
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