Tom Dent Literary Festival
Sponsored by the African American Resource Center
November 7 - 9, 2002
An Evening of Poetry|
November 7, 2002
|Acclaimed poet, writer and playwright Kalamu Ya Salaam belts out in jazz
form his poem entitled "We Is." Salaam is founder of the NOMMO literary society, a coalition of writers
based here in New Orleans.
Marion Morton, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, shares her poetry with the audience. Moore prefers writing science fiction but her praise winning poetry can't be ignored.
Times-Picayune columnist Jarvis DeBerry delights the audience with selections of his poetry such as "Sanctified" and "If Six Was Nine."
Peter Muhammad taps out the rhythm to his rhyme during his presentation at the poetry night segment of the Tom Dent Literary Forum, Thursday, November 7th at the Main Library.
Audience members delight in hearing poetry delivered by poets from the NOMMO literary society on Thursday evening, November 7th at the Main Library.
After entertaining the audience with stirring deliveries of their poetry members of the NOMMO literary society pose for a photo with Valencia Hawkins, head of the African American Resource Center. They are, clockwise from center, Kalamu Ya Salaam, Peter Muhammad, Marion Moore and Jarvis DeBerry.