I compiled a few links— some from Opine Season, plus one from Toki Wright. It seems like there’s a lot of discussion lately around representation, media, the arts, race and more. I think it’s a healthy conversation.
Guante: IT IS COLD HERE, BUT IT IS ALSO HOT.
A spoken-word piece about the Twin Cities. Read some expanded thoughts here: http://opineseason.com/2013/04/07/cherry-spoon-bridge-to-nowhere-on-the-iconography-of-the-twin-cities/
Patrick Pegg of Unique Techniques edited these. More info in the link. Some of the prettiest videos of some of the best poets I know.
The TC has one of the top indie-hip hop scenes in the country. Here’s a tour.
A spoken-word piece about Michele Bachmann, the Anoka-Hennepin suicides and the idea of “neutrality.” Check out my main site for links to more background info and ways to get involved.