NYC's Poetry Open Mic returns, featuring Yomi Sode!
With jazz by Maria Grand & Tcheser Holmes, and your host Nikhil Melnechuk.
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$10 admission / $15 for PoetNY & Bowery Slam Signups and doors at 5:30pm 10, 3-minute slots, first come, first served
YOMI SODE (http://www.iamgreeds.com) is a London-based Nigerian-born spoken word poet whose work centers on the intersection of Nigerian and British cultures which can be humorous, loving, self-reflective and, at times, uncomfortable. Over the past nine years, Yomi has had work commissioned by The Mayor’s Office, BBC World Service/ BBC Africa, Channel4, various charities and recently presented at the UN Humanitarian Summit. Yomi is also the founder of successful monthly spoken word showcase, BoxedIn. In 2014, he won a place on Nimble Fish’s RE: Play programme to begin developing his one-man show COAT. This year, Yomi has been selected as one of ten poets to join The Complete Works, a national development programme for advanced Black and Asian writers in the UK.