Artist Asia Rainey recently moved from New Orleans to Tupelo and has brought her passion for the art form of spoken word poetry.
Rainey serves as the community outreach operations liaison at the Link Centre after finishing a two-year spoken word artist residency. She leads a creative writing and spoken word workshop at the Tupelo Police Athletic League and is now forming space at the Link Centre dedicated to spoken word poetry. That includes a home for her workshops for kids and adults, as well as creating the first international spoken word archive.
Daily Journal reporter Zack Orsborn (12:57) joins Derek and Brad on today’s show to talk about the art form of spoken word poetry and Rainey’s efforts to spread it in Tupelo.
Also on today’s show, M. Scott Morris (18:24) reviews “The Magnificent Seven.” Derek (30:06) gives the highlights of this weekend’s entertainment scene – the Tupelo Craft Beer Ale Trail, Corinth’s Hog Wild BBQ Festival, “Clybourne Park” and more.