Taylor Mali will perform original pieces from his newest CD, Conviction (2003), as well as two previously released CD's entitled Poems from the Like Free Zone (2000) and The Difference Between Left and Wrong (1995). In addition to being a poet and teacher, Mali penned the book, What Learning Leaves (Hanover Press, 2002). The actor has also graced the eternal stage in two 1998 films: Slam, the Sundance Film Festival winner, and Paul Devin's documentary SlamNation. The slam poet recently showcased his new one-man show, Teacher Teacher (2000) for NBC after performing numerous times on HBO's Def Poetry Jam.
Described as "a ranting comic showman and literary provocateur . . ." by the New York Times, Taylor Mali's appearance at the Athenaeum will be an unforgettable event.
Mali's performance is jointly sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.