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Intimate Conversations: Monique Franklin/Verbal Oasis

Updated: Feb 5, 2021

Intimate Conversations with Dani Tirrell & guest Monique Franklin Saturday, April 4, 2020


Monique Franklin (Verbal Oasis), is an activist, poet, performer, scientist, and mother from Seattle. She has been referred to as “The unofficial poet laureate of South Seattle,” “The Billie Holiday of Spoken Word,” as well as “the Verbal Manifestation of Nina Simone’s Soul.” Monique is a 10+ year member of African American Writer’s Alliance and has self-published two volumes of poetry entitled Acoustic Accolades and Erotic Annals of a Poet. She has released two albums of poetry Acoustic Accolades Volume 1 and Hot Summer Nights. She currently co-host and co-produces Afrodisiac Erotic Poetry Show celebrating the diversity and sexuality of people of color. Learn more about this creative soul at

Support Monique Franklin At:

Venmo @moniquefranklin360

Cash App $moniquefranklin360

*This conversation took place on April 4, 2020 on Instagram Live on CD Forum's Instagram account. Due to technical difficulties, we weren't able to save a recording.


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