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phatLiterature: 2004 || EP. NO. 6: Poetry in the Public Space: The Bowery Poetry Club

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phati'tude Literary TV Show (formerly phatLiterature, A Literary TV Program), features poets, writers and scholars who discuss the writing process and how that process reveals and defines their lives. It also provides insight into the historical, social, cultural and political connections that appear in their works, and enliven the exploration of literature and literary analysis with dramatizations and readings. phati'tude also features a Q&A segment and showcases visual artists by integrating their works as part of the set design, including a 60- second segment, VISUAL SIGNATURES, which appears in each episode. http://www.phatltude.org

This episode features Bob Holman; with visual artist Louis Gasparro. In the past 10 years, poetry has been demanding and getting a bigger stage. Witness the advent of poetry slams barroom competitions in which a jury of patrons judge as poets pound it out with words. Bob Holman discusses the dynamics of educating and presenting poets to the community-at-large through his latest creation, the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. This clip features Bob Holman.

phati'tude is produced by Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc., a NY-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy. http://www.theiaas.org

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