Black Hairitage Read-In!
expressions on the matter of hair in the African American community to share at the open mic! Featuring two guest poets
and the debut of Hairku!
Thurs., March 29, - 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Pan African Connection Bookstore
828 Fourth Ave., Dallas
Free (donations appreciated)
Hairku, in Mosetta-parlance, is a new brand of poetry. It's the nappy
version of the Japanese poetry known as haiku. Just like Japanese haiku, the format of hairku is only three lines long and has richness in its simplicity.
The first and third lines have only only five units or syllables; the second or middle line has seven. Japanese haiku
can be written about anything, but in Mosetta's brand of hairku, the focus must be, most naturally, on the hair!
Bob Marley's message is
to trust the universe
and respect your hair!