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World Poetry Day 2019

World Poetry Day is celebrated on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. Its purpose is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the original UNESCO declaration says, to "give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements".

So to help celebrate #WorldPoetryDay here’s one of my all time favourite performances from Lemon Andersen that introduced me to the work of Etheridge Knight and what would become one of my favourite poems.

This is from Def Poetry Jam season 1 back in 2002, the full title of the Poem is 'DARK PROPHECY: I SING OF SHINE by ETHERIDGE KNIGHT'.

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