Performance

Performance Poetry Slam by Cave Canem

Friday, July 02 2010

Cave Canem fellows Ama Codjoe, Joel Dias-Porter and Hallie S. Hobson share work inspired by Weaving In & Out, a collaborative exhibition in a new green development in East Harlem, exploring the interactions between the exhibition space and its surrounding physical and cultural contexts. Reception to follow.

An educator, dancer and emerging poet, Ama Codjoe has roots in Memphis and Accra. She received her B.A. in English from Brown University and was a Presidential Fellow at Ohio State University where she received her M.F.A. in Dance Performance.

Joel Dias-Porter (aka DJ Renegade) was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and is a former professional DJ in the DC area. His CD of jazz and poetry, LibationSong was released on Black Magi Music in 2002, and he has performed on the Today Show, the documentary SlamNation, and in the feature film Slam. Recipient of the 1995 Furious Flower Emerging Poet Award from James Madison University, his poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies including Callaloo, Antioch Review, Red Brick Review, Beltway Quarterly, Gathering Ground and Def Poetry Jam.

Hallie S. Hobson is a poet, playwright and Cave Canem Fellow. She has been featured at the LouderArts Project and Bryant Park Reading Room reading series and has read commissioned works in conjunction with exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Hallie received her bachelor’s degree from Yale and an M.F.A. in playwriting from UCLA

Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African-American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African-American poets.


Related Exhibition:  Weaving In & Out

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