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Hip hop poets Rhea Sunshine & Black Atticus at Hodges Library, March 2

atticus-cropped-02rhea-cropped-021Writers in the Library presents an evening of performance poetry with hip hop poets Rhea Sunshine and Black Atticus, Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library auditorium.

These two talented young black poets from Knoxville are musicians as well as masters of the spoken word.

Watch and listen to Rhea Sunshine singing and speaking her poem “My Soul Cries Out.”

Listen to Black Atticus’ modulations in “Blues Shoes.”

Rhea Sunshine and Black Atticus are the founders of Black Sunshine Arts & Entertainment, a local consortium of hip hop artists who carry a social message to poetry slams around the country, and who use poetry to touch the lives of young people.

Black Atticus will return to the Hodges Library later this spring as part of our “Evolution of Rock-n-Roll” film series. He will lead the discussion following screening of the film “Rap, Race, & Equality,” Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library auditorium.

The Writers in the Library series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program of the UT English Department. For further information, please contact Jo Anne Deeken, head of technical services, UT Libraries, at 974-6913 or, or Kali Meister, Jack E. Reese writer in residence, UT Libraries, at

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