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Hysterical Apples & Multiple Assaults

Monday, April 23, 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Storrs Campus
Storrs Hall, WW16

Hysterical Apples & Multiple Assaults

written and performed by REGIE CABICO

3 Time National Poetry Slam Finalist and Grandfather of Asian American Spoken Word Poetry, Regie Cabico, performs his latest work examining racial identity and violence as a poet in the post-2016 election and his work teaching in DC Public Schools.

Regie Cabico is a spoken word pioneer having won The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam and later taking top prizes in three National Poetry Slams. Television credits include 2 seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam, NPR's Snap Judgement & MTV's Free Your Mind. His work appears in over 30 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution & The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Mr. Cabico received the 2006 Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers for his work teaching at-risk youth at Bellevue Hospital. As a theater artist he received three New York Innovative Theater Award Nominations for his work in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind with a win for Best Performance Art Production. The Kenyon Review recently named Regie Cabico the "Lady Gaga of Poetry" and he has been listed in BUST magazine's 100 Men We Love. He has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg and through Howard Zinn's Portraits Project at NYU, has performed with Stanley Tucci, Jesse Eisenberg & Lupe Fiasco.

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by Asian American Cultural Center, Rainbow Center, Queer Asian Allies (QAA), Filipino American Student Association (FASA)

Contact:

asacc@uconn.edu

Asian American Cultural Center (primary), Asian American Studies Institute, Pan Asian Council - PAC, Rainbow Center, UConn Master Calendar

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