Monique Avakian is a performing poet and writer living in New York. She is known for her creative spirit, cross-genre experimentation, and anti-brand stance. Several of Monique’s video poems were showcased in Blue Door Gallery’s Voices Exhibit of 2013. As a filmmaker and video editor, Monique is self-taught, which is no small achievement, given her age. Current projects include: the Choral Poetry Initiative for Multiple Voices; the Neo-Surrealist Books of Lists and Videos; and “Wind in the Mirror,” a book of political poems.