Black Poetry Theater presents...
H.I.S. Thoughts: The Brilliance of Keenan Gorham
A poetic exploration of LOVE
When: Friday March 6th at 8:00pm & Saturday March 7th at 7:30pm
Where: Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27701
Cost: $15 in advance for tickets and $20 at the door
Buy advance tickets at www.hayti.org or www.blackpoetrytheatre.com
Created by Dasan Ahanu & Church Da Poet
About the show:
On Thursday April 19, 2012 we lost one of our most beloved wordsmiths. He was a visionary, a bright soul, and an amazing poet. With this production we celebrate the amazing talent of Keenan Gorham with a script built completely from Keenan's poems. The script tells a story of love, life, hope and triumph. It dissects love and reminds us how powerful and necessary it is. In addition, the production is woven together with one of the most soulful soundtracks you’ll find. With this production, you will be uplifted, encouraged and inspired.
Keenan Gorham had been writing poetry for years. He started with traditional form, as he was an avid lover of poetry collections from such authors as Dickinson, Whitman, Hughes, Frost, Angelou, Hammon, Sanchez, Poe, Dunbar, Cullen, Brooks, Tate and Giovanni. He soon started incorporating various other writing styles into his works. He became familiar with spoken word and poetry slam and the distinctive and animated nature of both. Being introduced to this type of expression and its poets, he fell in love with it and began to look at other ways to bring his words to life. He touched many with his crafty word play, emotional depth, command of vocabulary, and universal themes. His work will be forever remembered.
For more info contact: email@example.com or 980-552-0107
Presented in conjunction with the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center (www.hayti.org)