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Get ready to be captivated by some of Philly’s dopest poets as they weave a spellbinding tapestry of spoken word in this awe-inspiring multimedia poetry extravaganza! Curated by Philly’s own Jaylene Clark Owens and hosted by the one and only Chris KP Brown, the evening will also include live music, projections, and more. This installment of Verses & Rhythms will feature performances from the best and and bossest poets around, including Dave G, Nikki Powerhouse, Gabriel Ramirez, Jovan the Poet Bul, and Ms. Jaylene Clark Owens herself.