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Photos of Barbie Angell by Rodney Smith - Tempus Fugit Design © 2013

i’m going to have to find the original for this poem.
i know i’m close on this, but it was written in 1992 and i think that i’ve forgotten a little of it.
anyway, it written for my neice, cammi….
her birth name was….cassandra.

you fought your way into this world,
you fought for life.

don’t ever lose that hope,
don’t lose that fight.

i believe in you,
that you will change the world.
i believe in you
though you’re still a little girl.

try to change the things
you know are wrong.
try to make the people get along.

give them all
a brand new song to sing.
if you try i know
you can do anything.
the world is just a kite,
you hold the string.

i know that you’ll make all
your dreams come true.
i know it because
i believe in you.

i know that you will
always seek the truth.
you have to
’cause i give this world to you.

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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.