Join us as a spoken word legend celebrates his new chapbook of prose and quintets!
From the writer: "You got to give a lot just to get what you need sometimes, ya'll" is a lyric from “Bustin’ Loose" by Chuck Brown. We have given a lot and this launch event for Pieces of Sky is our way of "bustin' loose." The time it has taken to live the stories, write the stories, and put them into a publishable form is everafter. "Stories are everafter and it's all about the story,” says the book's heroine Aquanetta, a poet and performance artist who has struggled every inch of the way to arrive at her ultimate accomplishment to date: herself.
At this special launch event, J. Otis Powell‽ will be joined by featured musicians Donald and Faye Washington and Davu Seru. Music is a large part of the story and the musicians—both fictional and factual contributors to Pieces of Sky—will make up an improviXational actuality right before your eyes and ears. Chapbook signing and reception to follow!
Rain Taxi, in partnership with J. Otis Powell‽, is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.