Philly poet/lyricist Denice Frohman brought home the top prize at this weekend’s sixth annual Women of the World Poetry Slam (WoWPS) in Minneapolis — beating out 70 female poets from around the world. The queer 27-year-old announced the win on her Facebook page yesterday, saying, “This is for Philly. NYC. For my abuela. For my family. For the Latina queer girl who wonders if this world will ever understand her.”
Frohman — who was just named one of Philly’s emerging LGBT leaders in the Philadelphia Gay News — works as an educator and program director for the Philly Youth Poetry Movement, and she lends her face and voice to the citywide UnLitter Us Campaign. As a multicultural queer woman, she says her work is about pushing gender norms and “claiming the power to wear multiple identities proudly, and to wear them however we wish.”
You wear “winner” well, Denice. Many firstname.lastname@example.org.