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Black History Month: Poetry (UPDATE: Loc. change to Hollywood Towne House)

  • Feb 7, 2010 · 10:00 AM
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UPDATE: We will be meeting in the Hollywood Town House (the 8 story building) on the same side as Panera Bread, but just across the street east. This spot is better at accomodating 10+ people. Please come to the front of the building and Mary Ellen will be letting people in. Thanks and looking forward to having you all join us!

The featured theme for this meetup revolves around Black History month. Please bring with you any featured poetry of our African American brothers and sisters as we can discuss their contributions to this great literary art.

Personally, I can say that the one person who inspired me to poetry with elements of jazz, blues, and RnB is also in the process of releasing his newest CD in 13 years. Here is an excerpt from his website:

Gil Scott-Heron, without doubt one of the most important voices in 20th
century music is back. It is his first new material in 13 years and sees
him sounding as vital and forward thinking as ever. Check out the new
single "Me and the Devil", taken from the forthcoming album "I'm New Here"
(Out February 8th (UK) / February 9th (USA)).

Available via digital download, 'Me And The Devil' is also accompanied by a
stunning video by Coodie & Chike with Michael Sterling Eaton, the team
behind numerous Kanye West and Mos Def videos. See the video at

We will also be concluding with a group poem(s) to keep our creative juices flowing in a social dynamic.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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  • susanith

    Gil Scott Heron -- a very important poet from the 70s. I used to have one of his poems on my wall.

    February 5, 2010

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