Wednesday, June 27, 2012

PAST: POETRY & BOOK TALK: Bob Holman "Sing This One Back to Me" Reading and Performance at Busboys and Poets 14th & V this THURS, June 27th from 9:00pm - 10:30pm, All ages, Free

Bob Holman "Sing This One Back to Me" Reading and Performance at Busboys and Poets 14th & V
Thursday, June 27th
9:00pm - 10:30pm
All ages, Free

"Sing This One Back to Me" poems by Bob Holman, with special guest appearance by Papa Susso. "From West Africa to NYC, the oral tradition comes alive through the collaborative storytelling of Holman and legendary griot Papa Susso." Co-sponsored by Split This Rock.

About the author: Bob Holman is a poet, multimedia producer, poetry activist, and performance poetry professor who lives in New York City. Bob has published six books, most recently A Couple of Ways of Doing Something (Aperture, 2006), praise poems paired with photographs of artists by Chuck Close. He’s also put poetry on television, radio and the Web, producing The United States of Poetry for PBS, appearing on MTV’s Spoken Word Unplugged and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and serving as poetry commentator on WNYC and NPR. Currently, he teaches Exploding Text: Poetry in Performance at Columbia University and is the founder and proprietor of the Bowery Poetry Club. 

"The postmodern promoter who has done more to bring poetry to cafes and bars than anyone since Ferlinghetti.” - Henry Louis Gates Jr.

14th & V St, NW
Metro: U St and walk two blocks or take the Woodley/14th St/McPherson Circulator bus right there, to 14th & U

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