Poetry showcase to feature Strivers Row Poets

The Strivers Row Poets
The Strivers Row Poets

It is often said that young people don't read anymore, but they will listen. At 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17, University Program Council and the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center will host "Spoken Soiree: Poetry Showcase Featuring the Strivers Row Poets" in the Unity Room of the Gaughan Multicultural Center. The Spoken Soiree is free to UNL students with a valid NCard and $5 for faculty, staff and public.

The Strivers Row Poets is a group of young and vibrant individuals from the Northeast. In addition to being poets and artists, the members of Strivers Row are also scholars who have graduated from prestigious universities such as Yale and Princeton. Several of the poets are working on doctorates in English or social issues.

These spoken-word artists make a big impression on their audience, with experience performing at the Sundance Film Festival and the White House. The performers have toured the country bringing stories of racial discrimination, homophobia and poverty in a hard-hitting poetic style. The poets speak individually and as a group, using conventional and unconventional performance styles that incorporate drama and music.

— Karen Wills, UPC

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/uwv