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POETRY SLAM CHAMPS HIGHLIGHT LITERARY "INFERNO" AT HAMILTON


The Bantu Collective, a group ofpoets, visual artists and musicians, will highlight an afternoon of literaryevents at Hamilton College on Saturday, April 5. "Spitting Fire: A LiteraryInferno" will be held in the Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Village,and will include open mikes for fiction writers and poets and Hamilton's firstpoetry slam. Admission to all events is free and open to the public.

The events are scheduled as follows: 3:30 p.m., an open mike for fictionwriters and poets; 6:30 p.m., an open mike for poets; 7:30 p.m. The BantuCollective performance; and 8:30 p.m., poetry slam.

The Bantu Collective was organized in Cleveland, Ohio, by poet DanielGray-Kontar, musician Abdullah Ibrahim and photograher Idris Salih. Believingin the uniformity of vision among artistic disciplines, the three combinedtheir talents to create art that touches multiple senses. The poets, visualartists and musicians who now make up the group allow audiences to hear themusic, feel the poetry and see the visual reflection of their art. Several ofthe group's members were part of Cleveland's National Poetry Slam championshipteam.

Hamilton students, faculty, administration and staff; and the general publicare invited to participate in the open mike readings. Readers may register inadvance or at the door. For more information, or to register call 859-4469.

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