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September 22, 2023

Wordsmith Baltimore

Poetry has been and continues to be experiencing a renaissance. Artist, poet and entrepreneur Danny Simmons recognized this several years ago in founding Def Poetry Jam which was responsible for discovering many young talented poets and visual artists, several of whom went on to fame, including Saul Williams, Kanye West, Kehinde Wiley and Wangechi Mutu.

Join us for the Baltimore installation of this critically acclaimed, intimate series of performances by world-renowned musicians paired with icons from the world of poetry, delivered against a backdrop of curated visuals featuring established and emerging artists in celebration of Artscape, the return of Simmons to his family home, and the indelible mark his cousin – lauded artist Derrick Adams – has made on both the local and national arts landscape.

This event is made possible through the generous support of Verizon.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

$25 Non-Members, $20 Future Members

830 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, 21202

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