On Poetic Activism Featuring Omari Fox

Echo Chamberz

The artist is an activist, especially in the spoken word community.

More than once has the words of a poet changed my outlook on any number of social-political issues.  In part, this is the beauty of the form.  Those who know more than I do seem so willing to share their ideas all with the aim to better the world around them with their collective voices.Watch-Baltimore-Riot-Coverage-Online-665x385

Recently I was in Charleston, SC for a Diversity Conference.  The conference was taking place only days after the killing of Walter Scott in North Charleston.  Needless to say, the conference was abuzz with the controversy.

Enter Omari Fox.

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Fox arrived with a solemn face and reserved energy that afternoon.  Having just attended Walter Scott’s funeral, he was a man drained, but unerring in his mission.

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About derekberry

Derek Berry is a novelist, poet, and student located in Charleston, SC.

Posted on April 29, 2015, in Writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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