CHORUS: Saul Williams’s Spoken Word Tour

@saulwilliams tours in support of his literary experiment

Saul Williams takes to the road again, this time in support of a new literary experiment that he engineered.  Here’s the deal behind CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape, which will be available on September 4, according to the man himself:

Last year I put a call out through social media for poets to send me their writings for the sake of a literary experiment which I hoped to engineer. Within one month I received approximately 8000 poems from which I. . .[with some help] selected 100. I then put the titles and authors aside and attempt[ed] to fuse 100 voices into one. Themes arose organically, as did the sequence of the poems (The many contributors are listed in the back, like film credits.) I then highlighted words throughout the length of the book to create a “meta-poem”, furthering the fusion of the many voices into one. CHORUS is the newest testament of a living generation. A testament that affirms that sometimes we stand on the shoulders of previous generations, while other times we are forced to stand on their necks.

You can catch Saul on tour throughout the month of September.  Check him out on these dates:

Aug 31 Howard Theatre Washington, DC
Sep 01 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Sep 02 Joe’s Pub New York, NY
Sep 03 Joe’s Pub New York, NY
Sep 04 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Sep 06 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
Sep 07 The Great Hall Toronto, Canada
Sep 08 Ottawa Folk Festival Ottawa, Canada
Sep 10 Forwell Hall London, Canada
Sep 11 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
Sep 12 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL
Sep 13 Memorial Union Terrace Madison, WI
Sep 14 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Sep 15 Rifflandia Festival Victoria, Canada
Sep 17 The Triple Door Seattle, WA
Sep 18 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Sep 20 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Sep 21 San Diego Woman’s Club San Diego, CA
Sep 22 The Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
Sep 23 The Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
Sep 25 Sons of Hermann Hall Dallas, TX
Sep 26 Fitzgerald’s Downstairs Houston, TX
Sep 28 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Sep 29 Apache Cafe Atlanta, GA

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