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Poetry: Kurtis Lamkin, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Kurtis Lamkin is a contemporary American embodiment of the ancient West African griot tradition, which blurs the boundaries between poet, singer and storyteller. The griot, bard or troubadour has been a fixture in all cultures since before the advent of … Continue reading

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