Award-Winning Poet, Performer, & Educator

Denice Frohman

Fee Range

< $25,000

Travels From

Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA

At a glance:

Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet whose work explores the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and the “in-betweenness” that exists in us all.

Denice Frohman is a poet and performer from New York City. A CantoMundo Fellow, she’s received residencies and awards from the National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures, Leeway Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, and is a Tin House Workshop alum.

Her work has appeared in Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of ColorWomen of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism, ESPNW and garnered over 10 million views online. A former Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, she’s featured on national and international stages, including The Apollo, The White House, PEN World Voices Festival, and over 200 colleges and universities. She has a Master’s in Education and is co-organizer of #PoetsforPuertoRico. She lives in Philadelphia.

  • Spoken Word

    Denice Frohman performs her poetry and discusses the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.
Denice Frohman is an absolute vision to behold. Presenting her at the Skirball Cultural Center as a part of our spoken word show, March Forth! A Spoken Word Celebration of Female Empowerment, was an true pleasure. From her professionalism to the way she brought the house down with a combination of swag, grace, and inspiring confidence – I was so proud to have her on our stage.

—Elena Muslar, Program Associate, Skirball Cultural Center

I'm still hearing wonderful feedback about the event and the campus is still buzzing. I've been contacted by several members of our community, thanking me for having Denice and asking me for more events like this one. This was truly a success!

—Kenea M. Andrews, Institute for Women’s Leadership, St. Benedict College

Denice Frohman on NPR’s Code Switch at The Apollo

Gene and Shereen talk to poet Denice Frohman, percussionist Bobby Sanabria, chef Marcus Samuelsson and comedian Ashley Nicole Black at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City. Denice shares a few ... Read more

by NPR Code Switch

Denice Frohman, Spoken Word Poet, Slams ‘Dear Straight People,’ Incredible Queer Performance

Denice Frohman, a spoken word poet, wowed audiences at the “Women of the World Poetry Slam” in Minneapolis earlier this year with her piece “Dear Straight People.” A video of the incredible performance, which has ... Read more

by Huffpost

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