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Poetry Collections: Anis Mojgani at TEDxAtlanta

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Published on May 29, 2013

About This Talk

When Anis Mojgani challenges his audience to "come closer, come into this," he's not asking them to move closer to the stage; he's asking them to move more resolutely into their own lives. "Your smiles are simply signs of how sacred your life actually is, so step into it."

About This Speaker

Anis Mojgani grew up in New Orleans, the son of an Irani father and an African-American mother. His high-flying, supremely optimistic poems have won him two National Poetry Slam championships and top honors at the World Cup Poetry Slam. He is the author of three poetry collections, Over the Anvil We Stretch, National Book Award nominee The Feather Room and the newly published Songs From Under the River.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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