County: King County
Grants for Artists' Progress (GAP) 2021
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Miz Floes is an artistic implant into Seattle. Miz Floes is a vocalist, author, producer, playwright, actress, and Spoken Word artist. Since 2008, she has been a member of the African American Writer’s Alliance. In addition, she is a member of the Griot Party.
Both critics and writers have described her sound as mature and steady with smooth lyrics. Her style of writing has been described as refreshing, informative, intellectual, funny and at times even sensual.
Miz relocated to the Pacific Northwest from Illinois, in 1991. I’d grown up in an unrepresented neighborhood of inner-city Chicago. While she cherished many fond childhood memories like… the Friday Fish Fry at my aunt’s home and listening to music on summer nights with Granny Bea; Miz was no stranger to poverty or the byproducts that can impact families. She was surrounded by violence and poverty daily; she had the misfortune of being witness to, and victim of, violence and crime.
The literary arts saved Miz. Through poetry she located an escape from the madness that surrounded her. As a woman, mother, grandmother, and member of the BIPOC community, Miz Floes uses her past experiences to build and heal. She seeks to transform pain into art and productively release it back into the community!
- I’mStill Growing Vol. 2
- Da 3rd Hour
- Pearly Gates Jam Session
- IAin’tIn Your Shadow
- JazzyBluezAll Up In My Soul
- 4 Jazzy Soulz Her latest endeavor -PoemzFrom the Pen
Artist External Links
Miz Floes as Bessie Smith in the Nublack Arts West production of Dark Divas 2018
Cover for Single titled, Blaque Luv, released 2019 (spoken word set to live music written and performed by Miz Floes)
CD Project cover for Still... I Love 2021 (written and performed by Miz Floes - produced by Mwawi Mfuni, featuring Darren Motamedy, Rex Grant, and the Jazzy Sol band)
Book Cover for Soulful Expressionz (written by Miz Floes, Published 2020)
Book Cover for Jazzy Bluez All Up In My Soul script (written and directed by Miz Floes 2020) *Not yet staged