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You might recognize Chicago actor LaRoyce Hawkins, but did you know he’s a poet?

April is National Poetry Month, so we wanted to revisit one of our favorite conversations. If you watch any shows set in Chicago, you’ve probably seen LaRoyce Hawkins. He plays Kevin Atwater in “Chicago P.D.” and its many crossover shows. You might also know him as Michael “Shaw” Owens in the Max Original “South Side.” But he’s also a lifelong poet and comedian. During the Hollywood strikes last fall, we took the opportunity to talk to Hawkins about his creative pursuits outside of TV. In this episode, host Erin Allen talks to Hawkins about poetry, improv and unicycles. This episode was originally published on Sep. 29, 2023.

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April is National Poetry Month, so we wanted to revisit one of our favorite conversations. If you watch any shows set in Chicago, you’ve probably seen LaRoyce Hawkins. He plays Kevin Atwater in “Chicago P.D.” and its many crossover shows. You might also know him as Michael “Shaw” Owens in the Max Original “South Side.”

But he’s also a lifelong poet and comedian. During the Hollywood strikes last fall, we took the opportunity to talk to Hawkins about his creative pursuits outside of TV.

In this episode, host Erin Allen talks to Hawkins about poetry, improv and unicycles.

This episode was originally published on Sep. 29, 2023.

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