Also known asTheGrayGoatee is a husband, father, Preacha for the people, poet and author. His first literary release (The Crack House) is still providing hope and inspiration for the sick, afflicted, and addicted. He has humbly graced the stages of the world famous Apollo, The Theater at Westbury, and Madison Square Garden. Considering himself a Spoken Word veteran Jaycen has been providing poetic entertainment since the year 2000. He stands on a simple yet profound philosophy, “Make them experience your experiences.”
His poetry explores queer sensuality and doubt in opposition to modern masculinity, and his heritage in the face of assimilation. Interweaving fantasy with contemporary life, his work searches for answers in the conflict between queer expression, societal expectations, and primal humanity. He firmly believes that artistry and activism cannot be mutually exclusive, and lets current events seize the pen when frustration or anger needs to be heard. Nico is also a science educator who’s fond of interweaving math and computer language into his poems on the page.
Outside of poetry, Nico is also a novelist, musician, and an award-winning RPG designer. His work has appeared in Italics Mine, as well as the anthology for New York’s Best Emerging Poets.
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