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Spoken Word Poet Ebo Barton Comes to Clark

Ebo Barton

Come be inspired by award-winning spoken word poet Ebo Barton. Hosted by Clark’s activities programming board (APB) Barton will be performing live over Zoom on June 10 at 7 p.m.

Barton’s poetry addresses their struggles and experiences as a Black and Filipino, transgender, non-binary poet.

A few of their achievements include writing and directing the award-winning play, ‘Rising Up,’ and in 2016 they placed 5th at the Individual World Poetry Slam.

Barton plans to perform about six to seven poems. A few are sneak peeks from their upcoming book “Insubordinate.”

Students are welcomed to engage with the performance by snapping on camera, sending emojis, or asking questions in the chat. 

Barton feels the main message in their poetry is to remind people that political issues impact people directly.

“How we experience the world is different for literally everyone and I hope people remember that when engaging with others,” Barton said in an interview.

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