George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House
Just as blues influenced the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz influenced the Black Arts Movement, Hip-Hop's musical and cultural force has shaped the aesthetics and given rise to a new generation of American poets.
Join us as we welcome contributors to the new poetry anthology The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop-- a multi-generational examination of life and poetry in the age of hip hop. The book features 78 poets, born between 1961-1999, who are employing traditional and wildstyle poetics to narrate a new country and city landscape.
Featuring poets Kevin Coval, Jamila Woods '11, and Franny Choi '11.
Presented in collaboration with The Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre.