PoeMagic, spoken word host Klyde Broox, Fri May 25, Fri June 22
Fourth Friday of month at 8 pm, pwyc. “PoeMagic“, an evening of spoken word, hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox.
Friday May 25, 2012. Featuring former CBC Poetry Faceoff winner, schoolteacher Michelle Muir. Klyde’s post on Facebook: “Lamentably, we will be without Richard Austin, who is having some immigration problems we are going to have to rally some money for Rich, because his bankbook hasn’t caught up with his name yet. Seriously though, i’m asking everyone who reads this to please pray for Richard Austin.”
Also on May 25, we will be honouring the memory of Gary Kristiansen, who performed at the April PoeMagic and passed away last week.
Friday June 22, 2012, details TBA.
All genres of spoken word poets welcome. Contact Klyde at email@example.com. “Steeped in oral traditions, Broox’s gesture-enabled, dance and song-oriented, performances are consistently pitched to engage, entertain, and invite audiences to experience poetry as social communion. … ”
Klyde Broox’s Profile from The Dub Poets Collective website http://www.dubpoetscollective.com/klyde-broox/
Steeped in oral traditions, Broox’s gesture-enabled, dance and song-oriented, performances are consistently pitched to engage, entertain, and invite audiences to experience poetry as social communion.
- Original, internationally seasoned, 70s vintage, Jamaican groomed, dubpoet, steadily consolidating, gradually widening recognition
- Self-invited, privately-funded participant of the historic, 1993 International Dub Poetry Festival; coordinated the 2004 edition in Toronto and the 2007 edition in Hamilton
- 2005 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Literature
- 2005 collection My Best Friend is White (McGilligan Books); 2006 Arts Hamilton Seraphim Editions Best Poetry Book
- MBFiW, 2007 McMaster University and Ontario College of Art and Design reading lists
Bio: Broox published his first poem in 1972. By the 1980s he was recognized as one of Jamaica’s most promising poets and language arts educators, travelling to the U.K. and the United States to do readings, workshops and guest lectures. Meanwhile, he regularly proved impressive onstage among many reggae greats as part of the ‘dubdidexterous’ poet and drummer duo, Durm-I and Akete.
In 1989, Broox launched the dub chapbook, ‘Poemstorm’ in Swansea, Wales. He was a 1992 James Michener Fellow at the University of Miami’s Caribbean Writers Summer Institute.
Migrating to Canada in 1993, Klyde settled in Hamilton with his family and started PoeMagic and for which he received a community service award nomination in 2003. In 2007, partnering with the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, Broox coordinated and hosted the groundbreaking, intercultural multi-arts, community-strengthening event, Hamilton Speaks!
An exceptional teacher, Klyde designed, coordinated and led, a summer youth dub poetry workshop S.T.E.P. U.P. (Speech That Enlightens People Uplifts Places), which was featured on the City of Toronto’s flagship DVD, Arts in the Hood. Broox also edited the S.T.E.P. U.P anthology, R/evolutionary Harvest.
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