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Mbizo Chirasha 

Mbizo the BlackPoet is an internationally acclaimed perfomances poet/writer/live literature producer/creative projects consultant , he works as a poetry festival manager , creative interventions consultant , perfomances poet, public /media relations facilitator,poetry writer, poet/writer in residence,publications coordinator and compiler.The Poet is published in more than 62 journals , literary magazines, poetry  anthologies , creative reviews and cultural research anthologies and thesis , in the States , Britain,Germany,India,South Africa,Norway ,Turkey ,Finland ,Iceland,Zimbabwe ,Namibia and also Ghana. He  has CO-authored  a poetry Anthology  /Whispering Woes of Ganges and Zambezi with Sweta Vikram, indian bornpoet based inNew York,USA.Mbizo is the founder of  Girl Child creativity project , a project that seek to mitigate the underrepresentation of younggirls in areas of creative enterprise , creative writing , perfomances art ,literacy development and readership culture , the project seek to develop girls mentally and creatively for them to realise their talent , creative identity and self worth ,on this project , check , http://www.girlchildcreativity.blogspot.com/.
He is also the founder of Young Writers Caravan ,Africa Drums Poetry Festival,This is Africa Poetry  Night between 2003- 2011
all programs   had everything to with creativity.

Mbizo  has perfomed in various  media , political, writers ,book ,diplomatic , non-govermental and international platform , and worked with such organizations on  different levels as a writer,poet , poet inresdence , consultant , facilitator , manager and producer.
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Mbizo Chirasha born in Zvishavane district [1978] ,is an internationally acclaimed performance poet, writer, and creative projects facilitator and live literature producer. He was the poet-in-residence: from 2001-2004 for the Iranian embassy/UN dialogue among civilizations project; the United Nations Information Center - 2001-2008; In 2003 Mbizo was the New Generation Poetry Delegate at The Gothenburg International Book Fair, Nordic African Institute Writers Seminar, Swedish Writers Union reading night in Sweden. He was an artist in resident in the Atelier Alexandra Art School in Egypt 2006. He was the Convener/Event Consultant THIS IS AFRICA POETRY NIGHT 2004 - 2006; official performance poet Zimbabwe International Travel Expo in 2007, He is a regular guest performing poet at the Zimbabwe international Book Fair, Harare International festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe German Society various programs.

He was the poet in residence at the international conference of African culture and development/ ICACD Ghana November 2009; and official Poet SADC Poetry Festival, NAMIBIA September 2009. A delegate to the UNESCO photo novel writing project in Tanzania, Mbizo is the Official poet in residence for the ISOLA/ international conference of oral literature 2010 in Kenya. In 2010 Mbizo participated as a guest performance poet at the Harare International Protest Arts Festival, Ukhubambana Youth for Peace Festival, Patsimeredu Buddyz Festival. The poet was instrumental in the celebration of the Black History Month for February 2011 organized by the Zimbabwe Poets for Human Rights and the United State Embassy Harare’s Public Affairs Department. Mbizo was the guest poet of 2011 hosted by the US Embassy ,Harare on the international poetry day , He has curated and founded a number of poetry projects including, This is Africa Poetry Night 2004-2006,African drums poetry festival-2007,The Young writers caravan project 2003-2004,Young poetry conference -2006,Cross fertilization /poetry/visual arts project in collaboration with Zimbabwe German society-2007,He is also the founder and producer of the Girl Child creativity project, http://www.girlchildcreativity.blogspot.com/

He is widely published in more than thirty-five journals, magazines, and anthologies around the world in countries including Canada, Germany, Finland, South Africa, United kingdom, Ghana, Turkey, Grenada, India, United States, Norway, Zimbabwe among others.He Co- authored a poetry anthology titled[whispering woes of Ganges and Zambezi with Sweta Vikram an Indian born-New York based poet. He is profiled in international, local and regional journals, magazines and cultural websites.
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