Described as "a high-energy star, [and] a whirlwind of great comedic timing" by Seattle Weekly, Regie Cabico is sure to charm Mount Holyoke with his wit April 28 at 9:30 pm in the Blanchard Campus Center Great Room. Cabico, a top competitor in slam poetry, is known as one of the up-and-coming Asian American stand-up comics.
Cabico has been to four National Poetry Slams and has won competitions such as MTV's Free Your Mind. Cabico also can be seen on HBO's Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, and he was featured in the PBS series In the Life. In 1997, Cabico received the New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship. Today, his work appears in more than 30 anthologies. Cabico, who is also a founding member of the Asian Arts Collective, has used his talents to lead many writing and spoken word workshops.
Special guest Aimee Suzara is a poet and activist who belongs to Kreatibo, a queer Filipina art collective. Suzara also has worked on numerous award-winning plays.
The sponsors for this event are Something Every Friday, the Asian/Asian American Awareness Month Committee, Revelations, True Colors, and the dean of students office.