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Corey Black at Dallas Poetry Slam

Corey Black 3When: February 21, 2014 at 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Hosted by: 
Alexandra Marie
Admission: $5, WS Members Free

Corey Black is a St. Louis born emcee, lyricist, poet, and spoken word artist. He is most known for his affiliation with St.Louis collective The Force and being the hypeman for recording artist Tef Poe. Black’s grit and tenacity also saw him perform on-stage with the Force in front of a crowd of over 20,000 at the 2009 and 2010 Live on the Levee. Along with The Force, Black has opened for such artist like Lupe Fiasco, Common, and Talib Kweli.

His poetry featured on international recording artist L-Vis 1990’s debut album Neon Dreams released in October 2011 through PMR/Island/Universal Records. Heavily influenced by Amiri Baraka and Gil Scott-Heron, Black honed his skills at open-mic nights as one of St. Louis’ premier poets. In November 2011, Black published a self-improvement book The Black Gentleman.This book is intended to help motivate and uplift Black men with inspirational sayings. Noted for his metaphorical lingo, Black has crafted powerful poems like “My Greatest Lyric” , “When You See Me,” and “Revolution” that can be heard on his 2012 spoken word EP “State Of The Art”. Black is the creator/founder of Live Poets Society, a unified collective of poets and spoken word artists that seek to keep the art of poetry, literature, and music healthy in the community. He is also host of Poetic Justice Open Mic, a monthly open mic night in St. Louis.

Prior to his poetry/recording career, Black served in the United States Marine Corps. He draws on that experience as a catalyst to create his art. Black believes, “hip hop is rooted in truth; and people are intrigued by my reality.”

For more information on this artist, visit http://www.iamcoreyblack.com.


Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series

When: Every first Saturday at 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 E. NW Highway, Program Room
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin Zihuatanejo

WordSpace is honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth for workshops and performance.

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Justen Ahren Salon

What: Salon with Justen Ahren
When: Thursday, February 20, 7 pm
Where: Private Residence, RSVP wordspace@wordspace.us
Please Note: This is a public event but requires an RSVP for address of the private residence
Admission: Suggested Donation at the event

West Tisbury, Massachusetts Poet Laureate Justen Ahren has published poems in numerous literary journals including, most recently, Fulcrum, BorderSenses, Borderlands, Texas Poetry Review, and Comstock Review. A graduate of Emerson College’s MFA program in creative writing, Mr. Ahren is founder and Director of Noepe Center for Literary Arts and the Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency. He teaches poetry and writing workshops on Martha’s Vineyard and in Labro, Italy.


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