Mindful U Podcast Episode 86. Tai Amri Poetics: Beautiful Ashe

Mindful U Podcast Episode 86. Tai Amri Poetics: Beautiful Ashe

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The newest episode of our podcast, Mindful U, is out on Apple, Spotify, and Stitcher now! We are happy to announce this week’s episode features Tai Amri Span-Ryan, graduate from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. He is the recipient of the 2016, Kansas Langston Hughes Poetry Award. He has also been a chief editor of many different publications, as well as a writer, poet, preacher, teacher and father.

Tai’s Book is out now:

Beautiful Ashe: Memoirs of A Sweet Black Boy and Other Poems

Full Transcript Below

Full Transcript

 

In This Episode:

-Influence of Music in Writing

-Black Studies & Black Aesthetics

-Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

-Black Literature & Arts Collective of Kansas

-Tai Amri Original Spoken Poetry

-Elegba – Trickster God, African Deity

-Obatala – African Deity of Peace & Creativity

-Pantheon of Orishas

-Influential Teachers of Color at Naropa

Soltahr Tiv-Amanda

-Malaika Pettigrew

 

Musical Influence:

This Is Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers on Spotify

http://artblakey.com/

Tito Puente

This Is Tito Puente on Spotify

Bob Marley

Legend – The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers on Spotify

 

Poetic Influence:

Sonia Sanchez

Walt Whitman

Amiri Baraka – Poetry Foundation

 

Get To Know Your Host:

Apple: David DeVine: An Intimate Interview and Mindful U Year In Review

Spotify: David DeVine: An Intimate Interview and Mindful U Year In Review

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