Performance Poet Raymond Nat Turner on Be More Now Radio

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Originally aired on Thursday, September 1, 2022

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KZYX&Z’s Be More Now Welcomes Performance Poet, Activist,, organizer Raymond Nat Turner

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, Sept 1 when host Blake More will interview the bi-coastal NYC/SF Jazz performance poet and longtime Town Crier Raymond Nat Turner. They will be discussing the placement of poetry in community, finding one’s voice and fearless expression, which a number of very good poems sprinkled among it all. 

“The Town Crier,” Raymond Nat Turner, is a NYC poet privileged to have read at the Harriet Tubman Centennial Symposium. He is Artistic Director of the stalwart JazzPoetry Ensemble UpSurge!NYC and has appeared at numerous festivals and venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Panafest in Ghana West Africa. He currently is Poet-in-Residence at Black Agenda Report and former Co-Chair of the New York Chapter of the National Writers Union (NWU). Turner has opened for such people as James Baldwin, People’s Advocate Cynthia, sportswriter Dave Zirin and CA Congresswoman Barbara Lee following her lone vote against attacking Afghanistan.


This show originally airs at 7pm Thursday September 1, 2022 on KZYX&Z 90.7FM Philo, 88.1FM Fort Bragg, and 91.5FM Willits, as well as streams on the web

Listen to a replay here when it is available.