Anaín Bjorkquist

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sex love joy episode 14: mo beasley

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In this episode of Sex Love Joy, Mo Beasley talks about his experiences as a performance poet, educator and the creator of the showcase Mo Beasley’s Urban Erotika. Mo also shares his theory about how and why women love more than men, plus, he gives men some great advice on how to truly please women. Connect with Mo: Website // Twitter

About Mo Beasley

This Boston born/Brooklyn, NY based Performance Artist, Author, and Educator has been dubbed The Head Coach of Erotika, for running the live performance series, UrbanErotika, for over 10 years. This award-winning poet has been featured at the legendary Blue NoteNuyorican Poets Café, BAMCafe, The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club/LA and Joe’s Pub and erotic reading series: Bare, In the FleshRavenous Nights, and Kiss & Tell Live.

Beasley has spoken and performed for national conferences, art centers, and universities,  CatalystCon East & West (DC & LA), Penn State, Kennedy Center (DC),  Freedom Theater (Philadelphia), and more.

As the major force behind the critically acclaimed play “No Good Nigga Bluez” (NY International Fringe Festival 20003), Mo made his debut as a playwright. The book version of the play, released by Scripted Linguistics (2004), is Beasley’s first published work. His second is “Be a Father to Your Child” (Soft Skull Press, 2008), a groundbreaking anthology on fatherhood and hip-hop.  “His play, Iced Out…” premiered at the National Black Theater, NYC in 2013, and the National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, NC.

When not at the mic, Beasley teaches poetry/spoken word, theater, and sexuality education courses/workshops to youth and adults throughout New York City and across the United States. His current and past clients include Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Kennedy Center, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, African Voices Magazine, Children’s Aid SocietyNew Jersey Performing Arts Center, Penn State University, Howard University, Coppin State University, and more.

Mo’s has been interviewed by Rev. Al Sharpton, hip hop legend Chuck D, and featured on HyffPost Live, The Hallmark Channel, GRITtv, FOX 5 TV, XM Satellite Radio, WBAI/Pacifica Radio, KISS FM (NYC), Air America and more. In 2006, The New York Daily News selected Mo as one of “50 Unsung New York Heroes.”

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