Listen in as some of the most prolific and profound poets in Chicago come together to perform their work and participate in a collective conversation about the power of words. Featuring Roger Bonair-Agard, a native of Trinidad and Tobago who is a veteran of the spoken-word scene and a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion. His most recent book of poems is Gully. Bonair-Agard will be joined by Chance, one of Chicago's emerging hip hop talents, Fatima Warner, a hip hop artist from Chicago's South Side, and poet Britteney Conner. This event is a production of The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, which aims to foster debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social, and political issues with an emphasis on social justice.
Recorded Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Metro.