My name is Aman (pronounced uh-mun), and I’m an Indian-American spoken word poet from Artesia, CA. As the child of immigrants, I’m untraditional in my approach. If there’s a rule, I break it. If there’s a boundary, I push. If there’s a pen or a microphone in front of me, I am my most powerful and unapologetic self. I graduated from UCLA in 2014 with a degree in Creative Writing. Since then, I have immersed myself into written and performance poetry, competing in venues and national slams across the country.
I was a member of UCLA’s first slam team, and the 2016 Hollywood (DPL) Slam Team, both of which have been catalysts in building my artist career. My work has been featured on All Def Poetry, The Huffington Post, Vibe, and Bustle. I work to inspire risk-taking, unlearning, and freedom of expression. Whether it's a classroom workshop, an intimate crowd of 20 people in a coffee house, or thousands of students at a University, I give all of myself to every performance, and every person I connect with.
If you’re interested in booking me or collaborating, please fill out the contact and/or booking form, and I will be in touch.
- Aman K. Batra