Welcome to the National Black Theatre Festival® Midnight Poetry Jam Page! Since 2001 when Mr. Marvtastic had the insight and vision to create the NBTF Midnight Poetry Jam we have had the support of Festival attendees and celebrities alike. Malcolm Jamal-Warner has hosted the jam for four Festivals! He has also performed his own original spoken word at the Jam. Malcolm was not alone in his task... Helena D.Lewis has co-hosted as well as performed. Rounding out the team is Weusi Baraka, the lead coordinator for this event.
Check out who showed up, performed & co-hosted during the 2011 NBTF Poetry Jam!
Photo credit: Bruce Chapman
The Poetry Jam is an electrifying and inspiring event, proving once again that the spoken word remains an essential component of the cultural landscape.
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