Basement Speaker Series Presents Vince Robinson

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Join us Friday May 29 at 8pm for another installment of our Basement Speaker Series with poet/ musician/ photographer, Vince Robinson. Over the past decade, Mr. Robinson has continued to excite audiences with his ability to capture the personal politic within the context of contemporary history. We are pleased to present Vince in our Sally Tatnall Black Box, and open mic will follow his reading.

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Vince Robinson was born in Clearfield, Utah and raised in the United States and South East Asia. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including The Kent Quarterly (Kent State University Press,1977), Macs Turns A New Trick (Green Panda Press, 2003), and Cleveland Poetry Scenes: A Panorama & Anthology (Bottom Dog Press, 2008). His first book, Got Words?, (Parablist Publishing, 2015) has just been released.

He is a performance poet, having competed in the National Poetry Slam in 2003 (Chicago) and 2004 (St. Louis), as a member of a team representing Cleveland, Ohio. Robinson has served as the host of the Cleveland Museum of Art's Nia Coffeehouse Open Mic Poetry series since 2000, and currently, leader of his jazz/spoken word quintet, Vince Robinson & the Jazz Poets.

He took up photography as a student at Kent State University in the 70's and began shooting jazz artists and other musicians, beginning with saxophonist Sonny Stitt. Since then, he has amassed an extensive collection, most notably including the legendary Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, McCoy Tyner and Dizzy Gillespie, to name a few.

His photos have appeared in a number of local publications, starting with Eschelon Magazine, Crusader Arts & Entertainment News, The Akron Reporter, and the East Side Daily News for which he serves as a photographer and writer.

His creative career has included stints as a radio news reporter, newspaper entertainment writer and photographer. He is also a filmmaker, television producer/director/host and radio talk show host. Robinson currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.
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By: Guide To Kulchur: Text, Art, and News