Spoken Word Poet Bob Holman at The New School

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Free event Bob Holman is an American poet and poetry activist, most closely identified with the oral tradition, the spoken word, and slam poetry. As a promoter of poetry in many media, Holman has spent the last four decades working variously as an author, editor, publisher, performer, emcee of live events, director of theatrical productions, producer of films and television programs, record label executive, university professor, poet's house proprietor, and archivist. He was described by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., in The New Yorker as "the postmodern promoter who has done more to bring poetry to cafes and bars than anyone since Ferlinghetti." Holman's most recent work has been devoted to bringing attention to Endangered Languages -- he is the host of "Language Matters!," a PBS documentary shot in Wales, Hawaii, and Australia, that will air in late 2013. His previous work in TV includes, "The United States of Poetry," a critically acclaimed five-part PBS television series, and appearances on "MTV Spoken Word Unplugged" and "HBO Def Poetry Jam." He has taught "Poetry Census" at NYU, where students engage with non-English speaking poetry communities, and "Exploding Text" at Columbia, the only cross-genre course at the School of the Arts. His most recent collection, Sing This One Back to Me, will be released by Coffee House Press in May 2013. Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e6lcd0s13d583056&oseq


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Murray Suid

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