The Disability Studies Collaborative was proud and excited to help bring poet Ayisha Knight to Tucson to perform in the Tucson Poetry Festival (April 10-13, 2008).
Knight is currently working with the Horace Mann School for the Deaf, and in the past she has worked with The Learning Center for Deaf Children, Beverly School for the Deaf, and several theaters. She has performed on HBO Def Poetry Jam season 4 (-which can be seen on youtube under Ayisha Knight). She was the only deaf individual to ever be on Def Poetry Jam. She has done several tv lectures on Basic Black, Urban Update, Boston Neighborhood Network, and been an ASL theater consultant for The Wang Theater, New Rep Theater, Trinity Rep Theater, Huntington Theater, and Wheelock Family Theater. Poetry performances include Nuyorican Cafe, Bowery Club, Gallaudet University, University of Chicago, Green Mill, Funky Budha, Lizard Lounge, Cantab Lounge, and Wheelock College