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September 19, 2013

Spotlight: Poetry is not a Luxury

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Photography by Fatimah Asghar

6 – 7:15 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery

Part of Locally Made’s One Room.

Spotlight: performance as art, art as performance.

Poetry Is Not a Luxury: An experiment in using performance poetry to expose truth and envision new worlds. Through spoken word, storytelling, and interactive performance, Franny Choi and other local artists imagine a poetry that is subversive, communal, and accessible.Franny Choi

Part I: 6 - 6:30pm Part II: 6:45 - 7:15pm


Franny Choi is a community organizer, Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, and one of the most accomplished performance poets in the nation, placing in the finals at the three largest slam competitions in the nation. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Fringe, Apogee, Tandem, and others. She has worked in a number of Providence organizations supporting youth to become artists, activists, and critical thinkers.