Poets for a Better Country

On October 12, 2008, in cities across the country, poets will speak out in an impassioned effort to “transform political consciousness,” according to Toi Derricotte, acclaimed poet and a key organizer of Poets for a Better Country/Pittsburgh.


10/12/08 - 10/12/08

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On October 12, 2008, in cities across the country, poets will speak out in an impassioned effort to “transform political consciousness,” according to Toi Derricotte, acclaimed poet and a key organizer of Poets for a Better Country/Pittsburgh.

Poets for a Better Country – Chicago presents a free evening of poetry with each poet presenting one poem. Tonight’s poets include Stephanie Gentry-Hernandez, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Erin Teegarden, CJ Laity, Sage Xaxua Morgan-Hubbard and many more. "As poets, we have a historic duty to express the unspoken passion, rage, desires and hopes of our country. It’s imperative that poets who share Obama's vision for restoring human decency -- and there are thousands of us -- make a public stand." – T. Derricotte

Author
Ellen Placey-Wadey

Director
Ellen Placey-Wadey

Performers
Stephanie Gentry-Hernandez, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Erin Teegarden, CJ Laity, Sage Xaxua Morgan-Hubbard and many more.

Tags: Literary, American, 2008