Poetic voices educate & liberate: Artists speak out against violence in Cambridge

Poetic voices educate & liberate: Artists speak out against violence in Cambridge

Poetry Matters: Voices Against Injustice was held at the Out Of The Blue Too Gallery. Boston area poets speak out on recent violence.

Cambridge, MA - Friday March 27th 6:30 p.m., I attended Poetry Matters: Voices Against Violence at the Out Of The Blue Too Gallery. It was a an event featuring poet laureates both locally and from across the state. The featured poets included
Brenda Walcott, Askia Touré, Tony Van Der Meer, Everett Hoagland, Soul Brown, Neil Calendar, Tontongi, Jill Netchinsky and Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges along with visual artistry courtesy of Aldo Tambellini presented by Anna Salamone. Above are video highlights from last Friday night's event, below this text are interviews with the participants.
Out Of The Blue Too Gallery, located where the old Blockbuster Video store used to reside in Central Square, was the event's host venue. Last Friday's messengers spoke freely and directly to the recent violence against young black men such as Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Eric Gardner. Poetry matters was presented by members of the organization known as the Liberation Poetry Collective and Trilingual Press. The collective's origination dates back in 2001. For more information about the poetry collective goto www.tanbou.com/ or email tontongi@yahoo.com
Poetry Matters: Voices Against Injustice will air soon on CCTV
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