Come check out the collaborative spoken word performance at Blend: ‘Recording/ Responding to Loss and Recovery’
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 6-8PM
@The Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th Street
Please RSVP here.
Regie Cabico is a spoken word pioneer receiving top prizes in the 1993, 1994 & 1997 National Poetry Slams. He is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and recipient of 3 New York Innovative Theater Award Nominations for his work in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. He received Fellowships from The DC Commission for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts and two Larry Neal Poetry Awards. He performs throughout North America and the UK . Television & film credits include HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Boys Life Part 1 & Slam Nation. Bust Magaizne named him in the Top 100 Men We Love and The Kenyon Review named him The Lady Gaga of Poetry.
Gowri K. is a poet, singer, and lawyer whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Sri Lanka. She was a Lannan Fellow of the Folger Shakespeare Library and has performed at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Gowri’s poetry has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly and Lantern Review and she was a member of the 2010 DC Southern Fried Slam team. She teaches at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and serves as the program director at BloomBars community arts space in Columbia Heights.
In partnership with the 9/11 Arts Project, initiated by Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Blend: Recording / Responding to Loss and Recovery was designed to complement the exhibition ‘Ten Years After 9/11’
Live music by Wytold |Spoken word performance by Regie Cabico & Gowri K. |
Panel Discussion exploring methods and perspectives
of healing on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2011
Moderated by curator Helen Frederick
Panelists: Brian Counihan, Mike Fay, Jeffrey Kent, Phyllis Plattner, and Matt Pinney.