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“O for a Muse of fire,
that would ascend
The brightest heaven
of invention,
A kingdom for a
stage, princes to act
And monarchs to
behold the swelling
-Willam Shakespeare
King Henry V

Bob Holman

Bob Holman

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From Slam to Hiphop, from performance poetry to spoken word, Bob Holman has been a central figure in the reemergence of poetry in our culture. His latest collection of poems, a collaboration with Chuck Close, is A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, which was first exhibited at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum during the Venice Biennale. The TV series he produced for PBS, “The United States of Poetry,” won the INPUT, International Public Television Award; he founded Mouth Almighty/Mercury Records, the only major spoken word label in the world, in 1995; and ran the infamous poetry slams at the Nuyorican Poets Café from 1988-1996. He is currently Visiting Professor of Writing at the Columbia School of the Arts, Founder/Proprietor of the Bowery Poetry Club, and Artistic Director of Study Abroad on the Bowery, a certificate program in applied poetics.

Check out: A Jew in New York

2006 Calgary International Spoken Word Society