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Tues, April 23, 7pm: Poetry Infusion: Affirmation and Rebellion with NY performance poet Kahlil Almustafa and RI Poet Laureate Rick Benjamin

Join us for the third in our 2013 series of Conversations in Creative Practice.

Kahlil Almustafa is known as the People’s Poet, whether for a mass rally of hundreds of people, a nightclub, church, university or a backyard family reunion. A published author and 2002 Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion, he mentors more than 100 young people each year from New York City’s five boroughs. His collection of 15 years of poetry, Growing Up Hip-Hop, is used in classrooms nationally from the elementary to the university level.

Rick Benjamin is Rhode Island’s State Poet Laureate and a scholar, artist and educator who currently practices art-making and learning at Brown University, RISD, Goddard College and in many other learning communities in and around Providence (among them elementary, middle, and high schools and assisted living centers).

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Conversations are made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.