Spoken word musician Khari B. launches Haiku 4 Justice:
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A 365+ Day Commentary On (In)Justice In America and Abroad Poetry In the Age of Social Media

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Haiku 4 Justice: A 365+ Day Commentary On (In)Justice In America and Abroad

By Victoria Fisher, Discopoetry Liaison

July 1, 2019

Chicago, IL – Spoken word musician and Chicago-based arts innovator, Discopoet Khari B.releases his long awaited debut title, "Haiku 4 Justice," a collection of over 400 haiku poems written in over as many days around issues of social justice and influenced by the hashtag culture of social media news.  The 17-syllable works range from the incendiary to the celebratory – describing countless accounts of police brutality, murders and the ensuing trials and the moments of triumph and community uplift around the world. The very format of haiku forces a frankness in Khari's approach, to which those who have previously experienced his performances will find familiar. The book includes a touch and co-sign by the literary giant Sonia Sanchez and the founder of Haiku Fest, Regina Baiocchi with the foreword written by poetic powerhouse and executive producer of "Black WOMEN Rock!," jessica Care moore. Haiku 4 Justice is published on Khari's own imprint, Discopoetry Publishing.

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Khari B. is an internationally received poet behind four spoken word music albums and has taught the art as an artist-in-residence at Purdue University for the last 14 years. He's known for explosively energetic live performances accompanied by renown musicians across genres. His recent projects include an invocation around the 100thanniversary of the Red Summer of 1919, a cultural event series he's produced for 15 years, a documentary on that series debuting on the indy film festival circuit and another album in the works. This will be his first foray into the published word for public consumption.

The event takes place on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at KLEO Center, 119 E. Garfieldin Chicago. Doors open at6:30pmfor cocktails and music. Khari will give a short performance of new works at 7:00 followed by a Q&A and book signing. Attendance is free and books can be purchased on site for $20 (softcover). Only a limited number of books will be available. Further purchases for both physical and digital copies may be made online at Lulu.com

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To request copies for review, interviews or bookings…


(773) 429-6133

Discopoetry A.E.C.


or visit www.disco-poetry.com (http://www.disco-poetry.com/debauchery)

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