Boston University's one and only spoken word poetry group is hosting a
FREE show on Saturday April 27th featuring the unique poetry stylings
of JON SANDS! Jon is based out of NYC, has competed in numerous
National Poetry Slam Competitions, teaches and facilitates writing
workshops with several different universities and organizations and is
one of the most lovable poets in the game. Don't miss your chance to
have your mind blown and your heart broken in the best way
possible....and as always, the Speak For Yourself poets will
openup the show with a set of their own!
Jon Sands is a Brooklyn based author known for electrifying readings.
He wrote, The New Clean (2011, Write Bloody Publishing), and starred
in the award winning web-series “Verse: A Murder Mystery” from
Rattapallax Films. He is an adjunct with the City University of New
York, a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-NYC and heads two separate
writing programs for Bailey House in Harlem (an HIV/AIDS service
center). His work is published or forthcoming in Rattle, The Millions,
Word Riot, Muzzle, Union Station, The Rattling Wall from PEN Center
USA, and other cool places. He is a member of the groundbreaking live
literature tours, “The Whirlwind Company” and “The SpillJoy Ensemble,”
has represented NYC numerous times at the National Poetry Slam, and
tours extensively, both nationally and internationally. Say yes to
"With the groundbreaking and deftly crafted "The New Clean," Jon Sands
has brashly shifted the landscape, changing what we know about the
limits of stanzas that spill so helplessly from the self. These are
poems of a city's insistent romances and our determination to root
ourselves in its clutch, a clutch that nurtures us while taking our
breath away. These are poems of backslap and revelation. No one but
Jon could have done this."
-Patricia Smith, National Book Award Finalist, author of "Blood Dazzler"
This event is free and open to the public.