Universes, 25th Annual ODU Literary Festival



Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb Center South Wing

Author/Artist Bio

Universes is a five-member performance group that merges poetry, music and theater. The troupe, which came together three years ago, recently joined with director Jo Bonney and is expanding beyond its Bronx home to a world ready for a fresh approach to spoken word. The quintet aims to find new ways to structure verbal poetry. What the members end up with is consolidated spoken word, theater, jazz, hip-hop, politics, blues and bolero. The members tailor their shows to envelop their audiences and, as well as the ever-changing nature of the full work itself, there's always room for each individual to experiment and play.


Tuesday, October 1st, 2002 at 12:30 p.m.

A high-energy rendering of poetry, hip-hop, jazz, and blues by a New York group of performers who grew out of a community center in the Bronx. Disturbing stories about their lives and the world they live in are told in a variety of forms.

Co-sponsored by Multicultural Student Services, Office of Student Activities and Leadership, Student Services, and Verizon.


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