Contact: George Sams
The Nu-Art Series and the Scott Joplin House Historic Site present Dream Carriers, a series of spoken word performances by four of the region’s most dynamic and renown poets. Dream Carriers will feature K. Curtis Lyle, Shirley Bradley LeFlore, Michael Castro and Marsha Cann. All performances will by at the Scott Joplin House at 2658 Delmar Ave., St. Louis MO 63108.
K. Curtis Lyle is the St. Louis based, Los Angeles reared, internationally recognized Warrior-Poet. Lyle, a founding member of the Watts Writers Workshop, remains committed to incorporating a full sensory experience to poetry via bending words like notes and shading them like colors. Lyle has taught, lectured and performed throughout and abroad and is the author of more than ten volumes of poetry- including the highly acclaimed Electric Church.
K. Curtis Lyle will perform on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 3pm.
Shirley Bradley LeFlore is the poet and playwright, known throughout the country for her ability to create portraits with words. Author of the recently produced play, “River of Women”, LeFlore has long stood as the standard bearer for the oral tradition of poetry through her mentoring, membership in the Black Artists Group (BAG) and stints in the academic world. LeFlore’s works have been collected in anthologies and have performed widely, including the Kennedy Center for the Arts, Carnegie Hall and the Missouri Historical Society. LeFlore has recently published a volume of poetry entitled Brassbones and Rainbows.
Shirley Bradley LeFlore will perform on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 3pm.
Michael Castro, a co-founder of the prestigious literary magazine and poetry series- River Styx, is himself a poet of renown. Castro poetry, which flawlessly weaves classical idioms with jazz sensibilities, leads to explorations of the world as both ancient and nascent. Castro’s work, including poetry, essays and translations, has been published in numerous magazines, and anthologies. Castro has also produced and hosted literary radio programs and has been recipient of literary awards for both his writing and promotion of the literary arts.
Michael Castro will perform on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 3pm.
Marsha Cann is both a poet and an actress of note throughout the country. Cann’s work as a poet extends to establishing a workshop for youth in St. Louis to explore and present their own views of life through a literary lense. Cann has established and been involved in poetry performance groups in St. Louis and New York City for many years, and has performed her works in one-woman showcases throughout the region.
Marsha Cann will perform on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 3pm.
Tickets for Dream Carriers are $10 general admission and $5 students with ID’s.
For more information about Dream Carriers, please call 314.340.5790.