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Legends: Celebrating the Legacy of Tampa Bay Poets

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 3:00 AM

It is the early 2000’s, envision yourself in the city of Tampa. You have managed to discover a phenomenon like no other, you have become introduced to Tampa’s verging African American poetry scene. Small nightclubs, bars, and modest event halls became a place of solace.  Thoughtful words written on paper and spoken out loud, allowed you to escape to a peaceful existence. When the rest of the world told you it didn’t exist, poets allowed you to immerse yourself in Black love. ….. And poets became the voice for the voiceless. They spoke for the young African American men and women enduring racism. They spoke for the struggling single parent or the child who grew up in a fatherless home. They spoke for the silent men and women who have faced the turmoil of finding purpose in a world that seems to be against you. They became the inspiring voice for individuals that endured PAIN and turned it into POWER. So we pay homage to, we recognize, we give praise to the mighty poets who there in the beginning, those that eloquently and fearlessly told OUR stories. LEGENDS: A Celebration of the Legacy Tampa Bay Poetry featuring: 1. Lizz Straight 2. Wally B 3. Spoken X 4. D-Rock 5. Krystle Wit A "E"

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2905 N. 50th South
Tampa, FL 33610

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