Poet/Teaching Artist/Marketing Director, Forward Arts, Inc.
in Baton Rouge
Donney Rose is a poet, teaching artist and community activist from Baton Rouge. He works as a teaching artist and marketing director for an arts-based non-profit, Forward Arts Inc. Donney is the author, The Crying Buck, an acclaimed chapbook of poetry that delves into Black masculinity and vulnerability through a critical lens. His work as a performance poet/writer has been featured on, Atlanta Black Star.com , Blavity.com Button Poetry, All Def Digital, Slam Find, 225 Magazine and in online journals Drunk In A Midnight Choir Nicholls State's Gris Gris literary journal. His work as a community activist has been highlighted on BBC, Huffington Post, New York Times Democracy Now and The Advocate. He received the Humanitarian of the Year award at 2016 New V Awards for promoting activism through his art.
COMING TO THE MIC: The Transformative Power of Youth Spoken Word Poetry in Baton Rouge
BY DONNEY ROSE
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 27, 2017
As a veteran poet/teaching artist and marketing director with Forward Arts Inc., Donney Rose has dedicated an exorbitant amount of time working to help give young people in Baton Rouge a platform for their voices and ideas to be celebrated, but mostly to be valued.