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Blood Jet Poetry Series
BJs in the Bywater @ 4301 Burgundy, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
Blood Jet welcomes this week a new member to our poetry community, David Hobdy, along with veteran poet and founding member of Slam New Orleans, Kataalyst Alcindor.
Let's welcome David to the Living Room!
(Picure from poet Deborah Poe, sorry I don't know what anime that is from to credit...)
Following the featured reading, we have a sign up list with 8 spots for readers at the open mic (5 min max).
Kataalyst Alcindor is a spoken word artist whose work focuses on the people, culture, and history of his beloved native city. The two-time National Poetry Slam Champion was the only poet chosen from thousands of submissions to appear on the second season of Lexus sponsored television show Verse & Flow; a season that earned the show a NAACP Image Award nomination. Since that performance, he's gone on to perform his work on some of the nation's most renowned stages, including PBS'S «The Tavis Smiley Show» in honor of the ten-year commemoration of Hurricane Katrina. As well as America's capital, Washinton D.C. for the illustrious Kennedy Center. The published writer of 'Marrero' is also a founding member of Slam New Orleans; a multi-national award winning author collective. As well as Evacuteer.org, a local non-profit organization who's volunteers assist in the event of the mandatory evacuation in the city of New Orleans. With Director and Cinematographer John Fiege, Kataalyst is currently writing for a new film entitled 'In The Air'; a performance documentary hybrid. The film weaves a story mixing the elements of visual artistry with the reality of environmental justic
David Hobdy III hails from the sunny grove of pine trees known as Bessemer, Alabama. He is currently a sophomore at Loyola University New Orleans, studying Philosophy Pre-Law with an English Writing minor. He has won awards in the past from the Alabama Writer's Forum and the Scholastic Writing Awards.