Spoken-word poet POETRI to perform Oct. 4 at Penn State York

September 28, 2011

Penn State York’s Cultural and Performing Artists series continues with spoken-word poet POETRI at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. The performance is free an open to the public. The Cultural and Performing Artists series is sponsored by the campus and MediaOnePA.

A Tony Award-winner, POETRI is a poet and comedian. He has appeared in “Blades of Glory,” and on “Yes Man,” “Oprah,” “House of Payne,” “Bones” and Ice Cube’s critically acclaimed series “Black.White.” POETRI received a personal invitation from President Barrack Obama to attend the first ever spoken-word event at the White House.

A familiar face in commercials, POETRI also has written and/or appeared in more than 150 commercials for clients such as Nike, Gatorade, Subway and the Los Angeles Lakers. He won the grand prize of $10,000 in the last online spoken word competition for FAMECAST. He also hosts the largest weekly poetry venue in the nation, Da’ Poetry in Los Angeles, Calif., with an attendance of more than 350 people every Tuesday.

  • Spoken-word poet POETRI will give a free performance Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Penn State York.

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Last Updated September 29, 2011