Poetry is not a Job, it is a tool used to make the job better. Story is the Job.
A play about men trying to live free in a system—and a world—designed to keep them chained honoring the spoken word narratives recited in pool halls, bars and prisons across America by generations of black poets. A Public Theater commission.
A special poem to James and his hometown of Akron. A sequel to his 2013 “Rubber City Soul” poem, Andersen’s new composition illuminates the special relationship between James and Akron.