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Fri, Feb 03


Sankofa Video, Books, & Café

To Haiku'm It May Concern: Live Poetry Reading + Book Discussion

Join us for a live poetry reading and book discussion with Sir Harvey Fitz.

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To Haiku'm It May Concern: Live Poetry Reading + Book Discussion
To Haiku'm It May Concern: Live Poetry Reading + Book Discussion

Time & Location

Feb 03, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


About The Event

About the book:

A Haiku is a Japanese short-form poem. Traditional Japanese haiku consists of three phrases that contain a kireji, or "cutting word". The three phrases in a haiku comprise of 17 syllables total in a 5, 7, 5 pattern, and a kigo, or seasonal reference. Similar poems that do not adhere to these rules are generally classified as senryū, or in Sir Harvey Fitz's case of being an air bender of rules they are classified as "superdopetastic" and have mumbo sauce on them.

To Haiku'm It May Concern is Harvey's literary introduction via a collection of cherished haiku poems that he has written over the years. These haiku can be referenced for encouragement, euphemism, affirmation, and even a good laugh. Readers will find bits and pieces of themselves on every page. Lovers of poetry and first time readers alike will enjoy these poems and find themselves reciting and sharing them in their everyday conversations, interactions, and social media posts. They are aha moments with poetic vibes.

About the author:

Harvey Fitz is a curator of cultural awesomeness who hails from Alexandria, Virginia and is a graduate of the Virginia State University with a BA in Mass Communications: Radio & Television Production. He currently resides in the Washington Metropolitan Area and is a multifaceted creative: freelance photographer, theatrically trained actor, producer, author, and spoken word artist just to name a few. In 2017 he developed and hosts Poetic Vibes Open Mic a safe space platform for creatives and artists which was the subject of a 2018 Georgetown University documentary that won the coveted Beeck Center Social Impact & Innovation Award. On Leap Day of 2020 Harvey created and curated the Black to The Future Festival in the historic Anacostia neighborhood that brought together 100 black owned businesses, epicureans, authors, and artists to promote and sell their goods and brands to over 1,000 attendees. Harvey’s recent debut book of poetry “To Haiku’m It May Concern” a volume of haiku poems has garnered critic acclaim and has won him a DMV Renaissance Award for best author. Also, to note he is the most nominated person in DMV Renaissance Award history. Harvey has also been crowned King of Haiku at the first ever Haiku Verzuz Championship in 2022. His passion and love of the arts fuels his trajectory and has afforded him opportunities, partnerships and placement in rooms and at tables beyond his wildest dreams. Stay tuned the best of Harvey Fitz is still yet to come.


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