Saturday, November 19, 5 PM: Poetry for the People continues. This month includes a very special Poet. Robert Lashley has twice featured at the Eugene All-Ages Poetry Slam at Tsunami. He will be reading with EJ Koh and Sherman Alexie in Seattle days before his visit to Eugene http://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/sherman-alexie-ej-koh-robert-lashley .“He trades in Shakespeare and Simone, Yeats and Dove, Auden and Three 6 Mafia and razzles and hymns, all with the kind of swagger and strut that asks and offers no apology. The Homeboy Songs (Robert’s first book) is a stunning achievement, announcing Lashley not just as an important poetic voice, but as a new kind of prophet …” - Mindy Nettifee.
His 2015 recital of “Blues for Big Mama” is one of the finest poetic moments ever on the Tsunami stage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAmWG1dC3G4 . This is a young man for all Poets. Please join us. As ever with Poetry for the People, an open mic is included. Thank you Laura and Roy!