Shorter Bio

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Poet-in-residence Blue Door Art Center, Collage Artist, Professor, Manhattan College/C.U.N.Y.

Solomon created/hosts: Po’Jazz (Playdates with Poetry & Jazz), ArtSpeak/FPTP, and Make W.A.V.E.S ekphrastic workshops.

Published collections: Flatbush Cowgirl, Medicine Woman of Jazz
CD’s: Word Riffs, First Set, Po’Jazz “Takin’ It To The Hollow” and We Were Here (J&PCC).

Her poems are in The Mom Egg Review, About Place Journal, Solo Café, Heal and other journals.

She performs with musicians and is founder/member, The Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective

Longer Bio

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Golda Solomon, Adjunct Assoc. Professor Manhattan College and CUNY (Borough of Manhattan Community College), poet-in-residence Blue Door Art Center, Yonkers, N.Y., spoken word performer, creator of Po’Jazz (Playdates With Poetry & Jazz) and founding member of The Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective. Under the banner of JazzJaunts and Studio 423 C Sharp she also gigs around NYC and goes on the road with her poetry and a fabulous roster of jazz musicians.

As poet-in-residence at Blue Door Art Center Golda created and hosts ArtSpeak/From Page to Performance. The “Art” to writing, engaging all senses, informs these creative workshops. She serves as advisor to the monthly Open Mic. and is a mentor to writers and musicians. Golda with Jacqui Reason co-edit the Community Writing Project Journal, hosted and archived at

Golda has received grants and honorariums from Poets & Writers, the NEA Yonkers Initiative, Rotary Club, Blue Door Art Center, Groundwork HV and Hudson Park that help with her commitment to effecting change in Yonkers through the arts.

Solomon is a published poet with her collections, Flatbush Cowgirl and Medicine Woman of Jazz and CDs, Po’Jazz: Takin’ It to the Hollow, First Sets and Jazz Riffs and with the Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective, the CD, “We Were Here” and is currently at work on her memoir, “Blues and Black Ink: Found & Lost in Brooklyn”.

Golda has discovered the visual artist in herself and creates multimedia collages. A snippet of one of her poems makes its way into each piece.
Golda Solomon collaborates with neighboring non-profits. She is a vital seasoned-in-years woman, and a Yonkers resident.