Wow . . . this was an awesome night!! The COAST 97.3 Summer Edition of the Poetry Jam was so fabulous!!! Special thanks to Sammy Figgs for blessing us with the soundtrack. Sarie Spencer thanks for stepping in and handling the door! Thanks to Daphne Holmes, the staff, and the Cameron Art Museum for allowing us to have a venue. Thanks to BAA Board membersRegina McLeod and Daren Beatty and NC Black Film Festival Committee member Netta Mckissic for supporting us tonight. Thanks to Brandon Bigg B Hickman for being an amazing host . . . he can really hold the audience.
And for my poets . . . each of you are amazing . . . Reid Clark . . . you . . . had . . me . . in . . . TEARS. . . you are INCREDIBLY talented and I support each and every one of your endeavors. Eean EnFinite Tyson you give me chills with your words . . . your thoughts are so well arranged and you take my mind to higher heights . . . Edwin Lawrence (Life) . . . what can I say . . . you take my breath away . . . Kevin Kong you make me laugh and your poetry is amazingly arranged to really make us think . . . I thank you for being there to give us support. Tim Joyner (TMI) . . . just a beautiful body of work the way you connect words and make them come alive . . . . Adam Sparks (The 5th Horseman) . . Welcome to the fold! Your have an amazing way of capturing the audience!! Tina Green Hankins . . . guuuuuurrrrrl if you call that your virgin break to the mic, I am scared to see you on the next level! You rocked that room! Kelly Rae . . . you brought tears to my eyes . . . your symmetric measure of thoughts and words give me goose bumps . . .Dierdre Parker (DIVA) . . . . I love the new piece and I love this new direction . . . You are an amazing writer! . . and last but not least another new poet to our circuit . . Åyyëçë (ACE) . . . Welcome!! You too are absolutely awesome sauce!!! You are gifted.
Finally I must thank our faithful audience . . . you all came out with full force and support and it is our hope that you all had a wonderful time. I thank you for supporting the Black Arts Alliance’s NC Black Film Festival! Until next time . . .peace and poetry . .