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POETRI to Perform Oct. 4 at Penn State York

9/29/2011 —

Penn State York’s Cultural and Performing Artists series continues with POETRI, spoken word poet, on Tuesday, Oct. 4.  The free performance, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, is open to the public.  The Cultural and Performing Artists series is sponsored by the campus and MediaOnePA.

A Tony Award-winner, POETRI, is a poet and comedian who will make you laugh.  He has appeared in “Blades of Glory,” and on “Yes Man,” “Oprah,” “House of Payne,” “Bones,” and Ice Cube’s critically acclaimed series “Black.White.”  POETRI received a personal invitation from President Barrack Obama to attend the first ever Spoken Word Event at the White House.  If he had a super power, POETRI says it would be that his poems cure everyone’s problems.

A familiar face in commercials, POETRI has also written and/or appeared on more than 150 commercials for clients like Nike, Gatorade, Subway, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He won the grand prize of $10,000 in the last online Spoken Word competition for FAMECAST.  He also hosts the largest weekly poetry venue in the nation, Da’ Poetry in Los Angeles, Calif., with an attendance of more than 350 people every Tuesday.

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