Episode 20: Dallas Scene Report feat. Jason Carney

Poet Jason Carney returns to Citizen Lit in a special scene report from Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas. Jason's discussion "What America Needs is an Honest Conversation" interweaves his poetry and personal commentary about race, homophobia, and breaking the cycle of hate.

About the Guest:

Jason Carney, a performance poet from Dallas, Texas, is a four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist, honored as a Legend of the Slam in 2007. He appeared on three seasons of the HBO television series Russell Simmons’ Def Poets. Jason has performed and lectured at some of our nation’s finest colleges and universities as well as high schools and juvenile detention centers from California to Maine. A graduate of Wilkes University MFA Program for Creative Writing, where he was an honored winner of the Etruscan Prize, the Bergman Foundation Scholarship, and the Norris Church-Mailer Scholarship. He is Co-founder and Artistic Director of the non-profit Young DFW Writers.  His memoir Starve the Vulture is currently available from Kaylie Jones Books.

 

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