Wednesday, April 19th
Bob Holman, "Language Matters" Host and Poet
A student poetry slam, a Writing Salon, and screening with poet Bob Holman will take place Wednesday, April 19, as Marist continues its celebration of National Poetry Month.
Starting at 5 p.m. in the the Steel Plant Studio Art Gallery, Holman, founder of the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City and host of the landmark PBS program "Language Matters," will host a Writing Salon. Holman founded the legendary Bowery Poetry Club in 2001. For his decades of work in service to the arts community in New York and beyond, he has received numerous awards, including New York University’s Community Citizen of the Year award in 2005, the Elizabeth Kray Poetry award in 2006, and the 2012 Urban Word Champion Award. From 2007 to 2010, Holman was Visiting Professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is the author of sixteen poetry collections, including his most recent "Sing This One Back to Me."
Holman’s Writing Salon will include a screening of his short film "Khonsay," followed by a Q&A session with audience members. That same evening, Holman will serve as judge for the 13th Annual Red Fox Poetry Slam, held in the Cabaret at 9 p.m.
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