Donney Rose, a Baton Rouge native and active member of the city’s poetry scene, has been performing spoken word and facilitating spoken word events for over a decade.
In this episode, we explore how Hip Hop - and later, Spoken Word - has transformed the lives of his students, been used as a platform for truth and understanding between different individuals and even played a role in his love story with his wife.
Donney has been a member of eight Baton Rouge national slam teams and was also a member of Baton Rouge’s 2003 Southern Fried Regional’s championship team. .He works as a teaching artist and program director for an arts-based non-profit, Forward Arts Inc. He is also the current Slam Master of the Eclectic Truth Poetry Slam. Donney has recorded three spoken word CDs and author of the chapbook, The Crying Buck (Next Left Press). His work has been featured on Button Poetry, All Def Digital and in Nicholls State's Gris Gris literary journal.
Tuesday Night, Arts Council at 7:30pm ($5) — Eclectic Truth
February 19, 2017, The Parlor — Sold Out Sunday