Tue, Apr 11|
Precise Tenderness: Book Discussion
Watch a riveting conversation between Kymone Freeman and scholar-activist Kalamu ya Salaam on Kalamu's new book Precise Tenderness:100 Haiku! You don't wanna miss this!
Time & Location
Apr 11, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About The Event
About the book:
With Precise Tenderness, Kalamu ya Salaam, our long-cherished cosmic deputy, has gifted us another amazing collection of poetry. This volume is a unique exploration of haiku fueled by his seemingly boundless imagination, deft wordplay, and Black Aesthetic wanderings. This creative master artfully paints the page while also orchestrating blues/jazz/gospel sounding.“Falling is minor,” writes the poet in Haiku #13. What’s major is how the poet soars and gets our spirits to fly as we read. Whether issuing political commentary, musing about love and self-inspection, or making his character is tic and inevitable visit to erotica, Kalamu ya Salaam is an immensely profound and inspiring craftsperson. This collection is not only precise tenderness. It is precise brilliance.
About the author:
Kalamu ya Salaam is an American poet, author, filmmaker, and teacher from the 9th Ward of New Orleans. A well-known activist and social critic, Salaam has spoken out on a number of racial and human rights issues. For years he did radio shows on WWOZ. Salaam is the co-founder of the NOMMO Literary Society, a weekly workshop for Black writers.