Shanelle Gabriel


Shanelle Gabriel is a poet, singer, lyricist and advocate for Lupus. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Shanelle is widely known for both opening and featuring on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam alongside Jill Scott & DMX. She has shared the stage with artists such as Talib Kweli, Nas, Eric Benet, Baratunde Thurston, and more. A member of the 2006 Nuyorican Poets Cafe Slam Team and competitor in the Individual World Poetry Slam, Shanelle was spotlighted on the Rachael Ray Show, HuffPost Live, in a promo for the NFL Draft, and she narrated Jennifer Hudson’s audio-book of her biography I Got This. She was  named one of “8 Millennial Feminist Poets That Deserve Recognition” by, a “Powerful Indie Artist Activist You Should Know” by, and starred in a mini-documentary on living with Lupus for the American College of Rheumatology. Shanelle presently  while continuing to perform throughout the US and abroad. Visit for more information, videos, and more.


Featured Artist in Poetic Lyricism, on Friday, Feb 16th, 2018 at 9PM in Poetic License: Reclamation

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