(L to R: unknown, Sydney Coffin, Jessica Johnson, Frank Sherlock, Yolanda Wisher, Li'l Theo, David Jones, Kerwyn Sutherland)
It was a blast to help debut the Outbound Poetry Festival during Poetry Month. Powerhouse Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher put together the week-long festival that was kicked off at Ulises by Philly Youth Poet Laureates Otter Jung-Allen, David Jones, Yolanda & myself. Also, I needed to leave soon after so as not to spend all my money. There's so many amazing art books in an innovatively curated space. Discover Ulises some weekend soon.
What a pleasure to work with Network for New Music! Together we shaped the Germantown Poetry Project, conducting workshops with composers, musicians, singers and neighborhood folks to put together pieces about city living. Collaboration from the gatherings culminated in a performance at the Philadelphia Free Library. I provided text for the pieces below, composed by Jay Fluellen and Eric Moe. I was blown away to hear their work in person. Special thanks to the innovative singers and musician that worked on the project, and Trapeta Mason- my poetry partner in the workshops.