Local poet uses writing to combat stereotypes

April 11, 2011

Produced by Melissa Townsend

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Poet James Rushing at the 2009 Chicago Humanities Festival.

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, Eight Forty-Eight is taking a look at local every day folks immersed in the poetry world. James Rushing is one such poet. Rushing says writing helps him deal with the stereotypes swirling around our culture about black men.

Rushing is part of the Neighborhood Writing Alliance.