Teacher & Poet
In 2013, Natasha Carrizosa won the National Poetry Award for multi-cultural poet of the year. She is a poet, writer, and spoken word artist. Her work is deeply rooted in her childhood and life experiences. Raised as the daughter of an African-American mother and Mexican father, her writing reflects the dichotomy of these two rich cultures.
She has a powerful and unique voice. Natasha is able to speak about the appreciation and beauty of our diversity that lives within us all. She is a published author of several projects – including heavy light, mejiafricana, and Of Fire and Rain (co-authored with Joaquin Zihuatanejo.) She has performed her work and conducted workshops for audiences in Madrid, Paris, St. Lucia, New York, Chicago, Houston and countless other cities.
Her love for the arts inspired the creation of natty roots & rhyme. Since 2009 she has hosted one of the most dynamic poetry open mics in the country. natty roots & rhyme is light and creative expression. It is sanctuary to poets and people from around the world.