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Re:Ted Joans

Posted to WritersAndGenres

All reference to Attucks aside, you're questioning Joans' validity as a poet? The group of over 100 that attended my reading series, Thundering Word Heard, on April 8th to hear Joans read applauded with great verve his validity as a poet.
In the couple of months that I've known Ted, I've heard nothing but praise for Le Roi, and reffered to himself as being "the other black beat" not the forerunner as you may suggest.