Onome (pronounced Awe nuh MAY) uses writing, performance, music and other forms of creative expression as tools for consciousness expansion, self-discovery and empowerment. She is a New York-based artist who got her start reciting her poems at hundreds of venues throughout North America. Since graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, she has performed live with several collaborators.

She also has shared her considerable literary, musical and curriculum-building skills in partnership with Teacher's College-Columbia University, Bank Street College, Urban Word NYC and more.

She is currently developing a choral ensemble called Lush Tongue. The repertoire is an eclectic, globally multicultural array of classic and contemporary songs, music from female composers, and vocal improvisation.

Read her CV here. Listen here.

Onome 2014. Last updated 5/2014.