poetryN.O.W. is excited to announce the host for next year's Hyper Bole, the founder and slammaster of the Beltway Poetry Slam in Washington, D.C., the wonderful, the amazing... drum roll please...
SARAH D. LAWSON!
Also confirmed for next year's Hyper Bole is our feature, the award winning spoken word artist from Yonkers, NY:
Joshua Bennett has performed at various acclaimed events and venues such as The Sundance Film Festival, The NAACP Image Awards, The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Poetry Africa and President Obama’s Evening of Poetry and Music at the White House. He has recited on BBC Radio Oxford, alongside former U.S. Poet Laureates Billy Collins and Rita Dove, at the Du Bois Institute Panel as a guest of Henry Louis Gates, and opened for Dr. Cornel West at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
You may recognize him from his poem, 10 Things I Want To Say To A Black Woman:
Get excited! Next year's Hyper Bole will be on January 31st at George Mason University!