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Barbie Angell

I know I’ve been behind on updating my website, so allow me to catch you up on a few things….

seriously....thank you.

One: Thank you to everyone who voted for me as a Mountain Xpress “Best of WNC” social media personality. This is my first time being a winner in this category and, since I predominantly use Twitter and Facebook to make people laugh, it’s an immeasurable honor….although I may ask one of my mathematically inclined followers to try to measure it anyway.

B: My thanks also to everyone who has helped me spread the word about my book of children’s poetry, Roasting Questions. I am still looking for local stores who would like to carry it, but it is now on Amazon and

Thirdly: I have mad love for the schools in the area who asked me to come do workshops and perform this Spring. Emma Elementary, Hall Fletcher and ArtSpace were all completely lovely to work with. I hope to expand to more schools in the future.

16: I am trying to do a small book tour in Illinois at the beginning of October. I am already booked for Friday the 4th in Joliet, but would love to know if you could help me get more gigs while I’m back home for a week or so. Please email me at if you would like to help….or are eager to have me crash on your couch.

Thank you again for everything. My community has been so very supportive of me as a non-typical poet with a bizarre wardrobe….and that is why I love what I do.

big hugs,


ps….i’m told that is still down & my publisher is working on it. if you’d like to read the book, please visit

I do have a little “Get Barbie back to Normal” button at the top left of my site….if you just have too much money in your bank account and would like to help me get home for this tour.
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Barbie Angell

Release Date

March 5, 2024


“Barbie Angell Uncensored” is a dazzling fusion
of poetry, comedy and tragedy

ASHEVILLE NC – Poet, playwright and raconteur Barbie Angell performs “Barbie Angell Uncensored: An Unfiltered, Uninhibited and Unapologetic Event” at 8pm Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at LaZoom Bar & Gorilla. The 90-minute show is a melange of works spanning Angell’s career, including her poetry, excerpts from her autobiographical play “Death by Sparkle,” pieces from her children’s book “Roasting Questions,” and rarely performed mature works.

A multitalented, multi-hyphenate personality based in Asheville since 1999, the always colorful Angell is recognized around town for her work as a poet, playwright, columnist, emcee, artist and fashion designer. She has been voted “Best of WNC” poet by Mountain XPress readers for 10 consecutive years, and her skills as an emcee have made her a sought-after host for local festivals and large events such as Planned Parenthood’s Condom Couture and the Reproductive Rights Rally. 

Angell has written sketch comedy, co-authored “The Kids Show: Definitely Not for Kids,” and penned one act of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” for Montford Park Player. She is currently creating and selling upcycled clothing in her own fun and funky signature style – some of which will be available for sale at the event, along with original artwork and prints.

Equal parts stand-up comedy, poetry slam and public confession booth, “Barbie Angell Uncensored” promises to be emotional, unsettling, hilarious, and as unique as Barbie Angell herself!

Tickets are available at for a suggested donation of $20.