Once again, organizer extraordinaire Anne Clanton and RISD Museum are hosting a poetry marathon in honor of Langston Hughes. If all you know of Hughes is a quick reading of ‘Dream Deferred’ you don’t know this poet. His short poems build on one another. Read aloud by different voices to a jazz beat, they take you into the gorgeous mosaic of New York City in the 50’s and 60’s.
It’s fun, too, to see Providence people up on stage, with performing talent you never knew they had. Watch out for Central High School. They have a drama coach.
This writer will be participating for the forth year in a row. Wish me luck, or break a leg or whatever.
17th-Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading
Sunday, Feb 5 1:00p
at Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Two-time Grammy Award-winning performer Bill Harley reads Langston Hughes’ poetry aloud, along with members of the
community, and accompanied by the Daniel Ian Smith Jazz Trio. Coordinated by Anne Edmonds Clanton; co-sponsored by RISD’s English Department. Free to public; reception follows.
(Thanks, to Boston.com.for the notice.)