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The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture presents: The 2015 People's State of the Union, Poetic Address to the Nation
Bowery Poetry Club
New York, NY
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The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture presents: The 2015 People's State of the Union, Poetic Address to the Nation
***What if the annual State of the Union was not a speech spoken by one, but a poem created by many?***

From January 23-30, 2015, individuals in more than 150 communities across the country are hosting "story circle" events, inviting neighbors to reflect on the current state of our union. Scribes from each event will upload stories online and individuals anywhere will also be welcome to submit their own stories through the USDAC site. Inspired by these stories, a diverse group of poets from across the U.S. will co-create the "2015 Poetic Address to the Nation," as a poem to be performed and broadcast live from the Bowery Poetry Club on February 1, 2015.

Join us for the culmination of the first-ever People's State of the Union.

Poets include:

David Acevedo
Mahogany Browne
Cyd Charisse Fulton
Reg E Gaines
Bob Holman
Paolo Javier
Nikhil Melnechuk
Stephen Motika
Tahani Salah
Judith Santopietro


Devin Brahja Waldman -sax
Shayna Dulberger -bass
Alexis Marcelo -piano
Warren Smith - drums

Featuring additional original poetry by:

E Ethebert Miller
Ed Sanders
Marilyn Nelson
Margaret Randall
Luis Rodriguez
Tanaya Winder
Jennifer Bartlett
Joy Harjo
Yolanda Wisher
Jessica Hagedorn

A project by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture--the nation's newest people-powered department dedicated to cultivating empathy, equity, and social imagination. www.usdac.us. In partnership with Bowery Arts + Science.

Learn more about the People's State of the Union: www.peoplesstateoftheunion.usdac.us.


Bowery Poetry Club (View)
308 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
United States



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