Sunday, February 2, 2014

Marvin X (the Human Earthquake) Hits Harlem on Langston Hughes Birthday, Feb 1

Marvin X and Nuyorican poet Nancy Mercado at the Harlem reception for Marvin X,  hosted by poet Rashida Ishmaili in her beautiful home.

Hostess Rashida Ishmaili told the gathering of poets, professors, writers, singers, dancers and filmmakers that it was only fitting they each read a poem by Harlem's greatest poet Langston Hughes on his birthday, February 1. For his selection, Marvin X read Dream Variations:

Dream Variations

To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun,
To whirl and to dance
Till the white day is done.
Then rest at cool evening
Beneath a tall tree
While night comes on gently,
Dark like me-
That is my dream!

To fling my arms wide
In the face of the sun,
Dance! Whirl! Whirl!
Till the quick day is done.
Rest at pale evening...
A tall, slim tree...
Night coming tenderly
Black like me. 
Why not invite Marvin X to your venue for a reading/lecture/conversation on a variety of topics of critical concern: art and revolution, the psycholinguistic crisis of North American Africans, male/female relations, the death of patriarchal mythology, Pull up yo pants, so called Negro, it's about yo mind, not yo behind!? Call 510-200-4164.

Marvin X tour schedule, 2014

February 4

New York University tribute to Jayne Cortez and Amiri Baraka

February 8

Schomburg Library, Harlem tribute to Amiri Baraka

February 17

Tribute to Watts Poets and Amiri Baraka
Eastside Arts Center, Oakland

February 22

Marvin X speaks at Hinton Center, Fresno CA

February 24

Marvin X speaks at Fresno City College

February 28 thru March 2

Marvin X at Black Arts Movement Conference
University of California Merced
Merced, California

April 24,25,26

Marvin X in Philadelphia for Mumia Abu Jamal's 60th Birthday


Marvin X in Newark, NJ for Ras Baraka, next Mayor of Newark

May 29

Marvin X 70th birthday celebration and exhibit
Contra Costa College, Richmond CA


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