The Poetic Address to the Nation was an event that brought together poets to speak out and against the current administration. The event featured poets Cam Awkward, Guillermo Gomez Peña, Michelle ‘Mush’ Lee, and many others to share pieces from immigration, to trans violence, to activism. Making Contact is rebroadcasting an abridged version of the event produced by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture.
Young, Gifted & Black, Hadeel Ramadan, Michelle ‘Mush’ Lee, Guillermo Gomez Peña, Cam Awkard, Chinaka Hodge, Tassiana Willis.
Host: R.J. Lozada
Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Audience Engagement Manager: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker
Thank You’s and Credits: “The 2017 Poetic Address to the Nation was produced by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in partnership with U.S. Department of Art and Culture”.
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Show opener: ‘Prose,’ by Glass Boy
Show credits: ‘Blaster 47’ by Glass Boy