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Def Poetry Jam

Starve the Vulture: An Interview With Jason Carney

Loren Kleinman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Home
Loren Kleinman

"People tend to deny their own bravery. Although we clamor for it secretly, everyone wants to be the center of attention for the right reasons. Most people do not believe they have it in them."

Glennisha Morgan

Staceyann Chin: Black Gay Community Needs Straight Allies

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Over a decade ago, Staceyann Chin burst onto the scene with Russell Simmons’ “Def Poetry Jam” on Broadway. Sharing the stage with other prominen...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

New In New York: 'Def Poetry Jam' Reunion Marks Unofficial Opening Of Harlem Cultural Center

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.13.2012 | Black Voices

Harlem's renaissance hinged on the poetic musings of wordsmiths like Langston Hughes in the 1920s, much as its latest revival hinges on the poets Jess...

Local Poet Unveils New Book In Concert

Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

With the impending release of his newest collection of poetry, "L-vis Lives! Racemusic Poems," Chicagoan Kevin Coval is only just continuing to build ...

Gil Scott Herron's 'Revolution,' Remixed

Posted 10.01.2011 | Black Voices

Sarah Jones, the acclaimed playwright and actress, riffs on Gil Scott Herron's famous poem, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." WATCH:...

Poet Murdered In Miami

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on May 30, 2011 8:23 PM | Posted 07.31.2011 | Home

Poet Will ‘Da Real One’ Bell was murdered in Miami this weekend. A gunman killed the poet outside his business, Literary Café and Poetry Lounge....