Poetry Electric


Series Director: William Electric Black

The Poetry Electric fuses music, movement, sound, and dance with the spoken word and presents artists working in a wide range of styles including beatboxing, jazz and hip-hop theatre. This series has presented over 200 emerging poets from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Poetry Electric is presented monthly at La MaMa.
Funding for Poetry Electric 2019 is provided in part by the Axe-Houghton Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and The John Golden Fund, with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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