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Uploaded on May 30, 2011
Poem by Lamar Jorden (formerly known as Tha Trufe), speaking on a conversation had with a homeless Army veteran in Seattle.
Lamar Jorden is a writer, poet, emcee, and performer from Chicago's west side. He is a multiple winner of Louder Than a Bomb, the Chicagoland youth poetry festival, which is the largest youth poetry festival on earth, and starred in the 2010 documentary of the same name, which covered the 2008 festival. He earned victories in the Emcee Olympics competition both at Louder Than a Bomb and Brave New Voices in 2009, and has shared the stage with well-renown poets such as Staceyann Chin, Saul Williams, Queen GodIs, Shannon Matesky, Kevin Coval, Idris Goodwin, and many others.