writings

This collection of raps which go right back to the old skool is the best poetry collection you’ll buy this year…” DJ MAG 

“…the philosophical, sophisticated, and deeply-affecting rhymes found in Malik Ameer Crumpler’s Beneath The Underground [is a] reflection on the meaning of the contents of this captivating release…” –Across The Margin

“Highly recommended for fans of the literary works of Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, Amiri Baraka, Gil Scott-Heron.Black Nerd Problems

“This year, the Bay Area-born Crumpler released his first book of raps, Beneath The Underground: Collected Raps 2000 – 2018, and I interviewed him about the influence of San Francisco on his work”- [PANK] magazine

“HIS new BOOK walks the line of poetry and rap..” Cold Lips Online

“Beneath the Underground is an over the top, high spin of cosmic stars, the deepest blue soundwave of subterranean see and sky that resonates in the soul and dares to lift the spirit beyond the Beyond. This is the ultimate dope, the opium of The People’s Church, the call and response of its many tribes–Oakland Tribe, Harlem Tribe, Paris Tribe– and all the new ancients whose holy echoes may be heard in the rhythm and drumroll of his every syllable. Not just another cellophane rapper, Crumpler seeks transparency in his fervent sincerity and healing heart. His ‘I’’ is not that of Ego, but there but for the Grace of you go Eye. His every word spoken and un celebrating the fragile strength and fullness of Life. Tops ! ” –Antonia Alexandra Klimenko (Spoken Word Paris Co-Curator )

 

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((((Inevitable Mutations))) Act I  (On point, Brussels 2015)
 
 
 
Locked Language- Malik Crumpler
 
 
 

LITTLE EVERYWHERE (ANAÏS EDITION) – (Satori Ideas N.Y. 2014)

 

LITTLE EVERYWHERE (An Improvised Opera 2014)

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“Malik Crumpler’s Amber Hymns is a difficult collection to describe: sprawling through an urban chaos in which music and language combine, it is a bold attempt to codify a human experience where reality and spirituality exist both within and outside the mind. The work flows through many states, with Crumpler informing us that ‘Fire informs the chaos | that will permit | your new form to form’. The self is purged and a renewal is enacted: the motif of the phoenix and the owl – symbolic of resurrection and of death – abound the text.” –THE EGOIST REVIEW Cambridge, England

Poems, Fiction, Prose, Word Experiments

Thee Others The Sunday Tribune 2019/ 8 Pages By 8 Authors Wifty Press  2019/ Or Have They Been? Cold Lips 05 (limited edition for Prague, London & Berlin Exhibitions) 2019/  Burnout Medicine Lyrics.com 2019/ MAINTENANT 13: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art 2019/ The Bioptic Review: 2019 (Rage & Peace Book 2) 2019/ Verse of April Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary 2019/ Paris Lit Up Tour Dairy 2019/ Paris Lit Up UK TOUR chapbook 2019/ Divine Frankensteins. The Sunday Tribune: Seeking Truth 2019/ Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words 2018/ Tin Lunchbox Review Vol. 2 No. 1 2018/ PARIS IS A SHIP: Wifty Fun Press  2018/ Maintenant 12 2018/ COLD LIPS 04 2018/ Fjords Review 4.3  (2018 Pushcart Prize Nomination)/  The Bioptic Review  2018/ Quiet Lunch No. 5 (2017 Pushcart Prize Nomination)/ The Remembered Arts Journal (2017 Pushcart Prize Nomination)/  Not My President 2017/ States Of The Union 2017/ POSTVOTE (an addendum to POSTmortem) 2017/ Cabaret Voltaire Episode I, Paris: Official Handbook (2017)/ Cabaret Voltaire Episode II, Paris: Official Handbook (2017)/   BLYNKT ISSUE 2 2017/  Verse Of April 2017/ Bottlecap Press 2017/  Rise Up Review 2017/ Maintenant 11 2017/ FIVE: 2: ONE 2017/  [ PANK ] 12 2017/ The Elephant Magazine 2017/ “Confessions Of A Post-Obama Expat” MULTIRACIAL MEDIA 2017/ POSTmortem 2017/ THE RUMPUS 2017/ REJECTED LIT  2017/ [PANK] Print Issue Preview Online 2017/ DATABLEEDZINE 2016/ TSUNAMI GANG Paris 2016/ “Intercapillary Space”  2016/ The Opiate Online 2016/ The Bastille 2016/ To Kingdom Come: voices against political violence 2016/ The Gambler Mag 2016/  Paris Lit Up 2015/ GAMBAZine 2015/ Visceral Brooklyn 2015/ The Opiate Magazine Vol. One 2015/ Brooklyn Paramount 2015/ “The Ease Of Travel” Sapphires & Sisters 2014/ B’AM Anthology 2014/ Apogee Journal 2014/ Artefuse NYC 2013/ New York City Mind In Real Life Cinema Awards 2012/ PROSPEKT PHOTO Milan, Italy 2012/ THOSETHATTHIS 2012/ Madmens Calling 2005-2012/ “You See Her Dancing” A Smile Under Construction. Istanbul, Turkey 2011/ Cipactli 2004/ Cuba Libre 2001/ San Francisco Punk Hop ‘Zine 2001/ The Unseen Magazine 2000/ Aware Magazine 1999/ PARADOX 1996-1999

Quail Bell Magazine 2017

Twelve Years A ClerkConsolation PrizeP.T.A.S.D.OUnited Goldfish Of AmericaCores/  Interview with a GoddessInevitable Mutations Act 1 & 2

Rappers Anonymous 2014-2017

Doing The FlamelPLURAL p 74 Issue 06 2017/ He Ain’t Got Eyes For All That. The Remembered Arts Journal (2017 Pushcart Prize Nomination)/ Twelve Years A Clerk. Quail Bell Magazine 2017/ Waiting For Rahim.  Postmortem Vol II 2017/  ((((( 9 ))))) The Opiate Online 2016/  Yep… The Opiate Online 2016/  Enheduanna: Rapping With Grandma’s Ghost. The Opiate Vol. 6 2016

Journalism 2016-2019

A Feel of the In-Between: An Interview With Juice Aleem,  The Opiate Online 2019/ Neutron Star, Cold Lips Online 2019/ Uncloakin’ Beneath The Underground, Across The Margin 2018/ JONATHAN FINLAYSON’S SONIC GALLERIES, Itchy Silk 2018/  JONATHAN FINLAYSON’S SONIC GALLERIES (2), Itchy Silk 2018/ About That Vibe (Leon Bridges Interview) At Large Magazine NYC 2018/  Beyond Being Woke (Lauryn Hill), Itchy Silk 2018/ Beyond Being Woke (Lauryn Hill 2), Itchy Silk 2018/ The Mild Party  2017/ GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY CIRCA 1980 (1) Itchy Silk 2018/  GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY CIRCA 1980 (2) Itchy Silk 2018/  GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY (3) Itchy Silk 2018/  The Mild Party NYC  2017/ GHOSTFACE KILLAH-THE RAP BLACKSMITH. Itchy Silk 2017/  TRANSATLANTIC POETRY Videocast 2017-2019/ EMERGENCY INDEX: An Annual Document Of Performance Practice, Vol. 6 Ugly Duckling Presse 2017Midhell New York City Online 2016

Commissions & Workshops

Malik Crumpler also wrote & performed several musicals, monologues, arias, writing workshops, performance art workshops, lectures & discussions commissioned by: 

The REACH at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts/ Day Eight The D.C. Poet Project WE ACT RADIOWashington D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities/ Busboys and Poets 14th & VAfrican Americans and The Vote – A Black History Celebration @ Ebenezer A.M.E. Church Poetry Ministry/  SPIT DAT Speakeasy/ Words  On Wednesday with Miss Kiane/ Cloud and Fire Spoken Word and Musical Cabaret/ Busboys and Poets 450K (spotlight)/ Life Asset Entrepreneurship Seminar: Skyland Workforce  Center/ Busboy and Poets Anacostia (spotlight)/ École Militaire Paris, France/ L’Air Arts Paris Residency/  Melodic Distraction Radio Liverpool, England./ Black Beacon Sound  Sheffield, England/ Blues sur Seine  Aubergenville, France/ Making From The Mess. Sorbonne Université Paris, France/ “Which Richard Wright Are You?” Paris, France/ Lycée Collège Montaigne Paris, France/  Oxford Brookes University: TORCH Cultural Diversity in Literature: A Discussion/ Oxford Writers House Paris Lit Up Showcase. Oxford University/ New Writing South: Writers Day Workshops & Q&A “Strong Words” Brighton, England/ Shakespeare & Company Writing Workshop featured writer. Paris, France/  Shakespeare & Company Paris Lit Up Writing Workshop Host. Paris, France/  Paris Lit Up Richard Wrighting: A Haiku Dialogue/ Catullus & Zukofsky: Performing translation for Berkeley Books Of Paris Fundraiser/ Gilles Peterson BBC 6 London, England/  Square Root Of Love Valentine’s Day In Paris (The Rumpus) Paris, France/ World Wide Radio London, England/ Inter-Zones Paris, France/ Arat Kilo  Festival ENRACINEMENT / DÉRACINEMENT – DÉPLACEMENT (3e édition)  Orléans, France/ Arat Kilo Festival Jazz sous les pommiers Normandie, France/ Spoken Word Paris  “A 21st Century Underground Railroad Meeting Analyzing The Paradox Of Violence”  Paris, France/  L’Openbach Ecocentric Festival Paris, France/ “Wake Up & Smell The Coffee” Open Secret. Paris, France/ Worship Lab #2 @The American Church In Paris/ Harvest Works Performers Performing NYC/ Composers Now NYC/ Firehouse Space Brooklyn NY/ Dixon Place NYC/ Unnameable Books Brooklyn, NY/ Bowery Poetry Club Reading NYC/ Liberation Dance Theater NYC/ Association of Performing Arts Professionals NYC/ KGB BAR NYCNative Tongue Brooklyn Actors Fund Theater/  Rush Arts Galleries NYC/ Love Yourself Project NYC/ Sharon R. Reaves Presents:Amber Hymns Book Launch @Happy Time” NYC/ Panoply Lab Brooklyn NY/ B’AM Paris, France/ B’AM Vancouver, Canada/ On-Point Brussels, Belgium/ MayWay Records Kortrijk, Belgium/ Poets Live Paris, France/ Pine Box Poetry Brooklyn, NY/ Columbia University N.Y.C. Rwanda Relief Reading/ Loukoum Scandale Salon, Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey/  Double Wei Factory Hong Kong, China/ Universidad de la Habana. Havana, Cuba.

EDITOR/ Co-editor/CURATOR/Co-Host/ Co-Founder

PARADOX  1996-1999/ Unseen Magazine 1999-2001/ Transfer Magazine S.F.S.U. Creative Writing Journal 2002/ Madmenscalling 2004-2012/ Those That This 2012-present/ Visceral Brooklyn (L.I.U. Brooklyn MFA Literary Journal) 2014-2016/ Poets Live 2016-2019/ Paris Lit Up 2016-present/ The Opiate Magazine 2017-present/ Transatlantic Poetry Videocast 2017-2019/ ItchySilk 2017-2019

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