The author of the chapbooks The God Engine and The Whetting of Teeth, Jamaal May is an editor of the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Series and the 2011-2013 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University.
Award winning slam poet to perform at LHU
March 15, 2012
As part of its UpWrite Reading Series, Lock Haven University welcomes print and Spoken Word poet Jamaal May. May, a three-time Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam Champion and two-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, will perform on Thursday, March 29, at 7:00 pm in the multipurpose room of The Parsons Union Building. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
The author of the chapbooks The God Engine and The Whetting of Teeth, Jamaal May is an editor of the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Series and the 2011-2013 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University. Besides his many readings, he has performed on television, radio, and in such documentaries as “A Poet in Every Classroom” and “Televising a Revolution,” jury prize winner at the 2010 Trinity Film Festival. Currently, he is working on his first full-length poetry collection, a finalist for the National Poetry Series..
In addition to his evening event at LHU, May will meet with classes, have lunch with students, and conduct a Spoken Word workshop. LHU’s Spoken Word group, Lyrically Speaking, will perform at the luncheon.
LHU’s UpWrite series, which emphasizes diversity from a number of different angles, is sponsored this semester by the Office of Human and Cultural Diversity, the English department, and FASSt. To learn more about Jamaal May and his work, please see http://www.jamaalmay.com/
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