Friday, March 2, 2012

Durham's Poetic Traditions

Durham boasts a poetry and spoken-word community that continues to grow in popularity each year. Durham is where great things happen, and that includes great performance art.

Darrell "SCIPOET" Stover
Much of the momentum behind this community comes from Durham's African-American community, and leadership from the Hayti Heritage Center is part in parcel of that growing energy. So, its only fitting that former Hayti Heritage Center Program Director and Poetry Power program founder Darrell "SCIPOET" Stover is returning to Hayti to celebrate his new poetry collection, "Somewhere Deep Down When."

This Saturday, March 3rd, the Hayti Heritage Center Presents "Poetic Traditions" an evening celebrating the release of Stover’s collection - it is  part autobiography, part archive and part tribute to numerous local friends.
Amiri Baraka

Stover will be joined by some of these friends for the event; special guests include Poet/Activist Amiri Baraka and Chuck Davis, director of the African American Dance Ensemble.

Poetic Traditions begins at 6PM, tickets are available at the door. For more information, visit Hayti Heritage Center's website.

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