A Celebration of Poetry with Beatboxing and Spittin'.
Beatboxing Poetry and Spittin’ with Bridgeport based G.A.N.G. Poets group Spittin’ their words in Celebration of National Poetry Month.
BiosGuest 1: Yalan Sesay Hailing from New Jersey, Yalan Sesay is a 27 year old vocal percussionist and poet who resides in the Ward 8 District of Washington, DC. From a young age Yalan has been practicing and honing his craft of beatboxing in various street performances, and open mics. He recently just started poetry under the tutelage of the legendary DC Spit Dat founders Dwayne Lawson-Brown and Drew Anderson. When he isn’t working on his crafts Yalan can be found working on his Martial Arts skills practicing Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Most of the time he can be found working hard for his community by positively influencing the lives of youth that are in transition from the streets as a Career Pathways Specialist for the Covenant House of Greater Washington. Through his art forms Yalan wishes to positively inspire and expose others to different ideas. Guest 2: MK CaleroPrimarily a Young Adult fiction writer but I also enjoy writing poetry. I studied English in college and later received my MFA in Creative Writing back in 2017 (from Lesley University). I love and understand the importance of words and stories and have dedicated my life to this craft. Aside from writing poetry, I am currently working on a YA fantasy trilogy. Guest 3: Lawrence “Logic” TaylorAge 31Rapper/ poet/writer/creator / Clothing line Outcasts and Weirdos and working on 2 other lines called Know Your Worth and Hippie Life dropping in June. Writer working on a novel and a short film about single fathers.
Guest 4: Julien Mein “Brother Bear”A 20 year old poet and spoken word artist from Hartford, CT.
Guest 5: Phillip C. Alexanderborn and raised in Bridgeport, CT. Poetry is my passion and I love to study my craft so I display it to the best of my ability. I look forward to what the future has in store so stay tuned and follow me for more content @philcalexander