3:28 pm
Thu December 15, 2005

Kansas City Poet Gino Morrow

Kansas City based poet Gino Morrow is a three time regional and national slam poet champion. Here, Morrow talks about Gil Scott-Heron's influence on his writing, and reads a poem called "No Words, An Introduction to Gil Scott-Heron." Scott-Heron is considered one of the most gifted poets of the 1970s black arts scene. He's also credited with starting what became known as rap music, with his poetry backed by music.

Kansas City, MO – Kansas City based poet Gino Morrow is a three time regional and national slam poet champion. Here, Morrow talks about Gil Scott-Heron's influence on his writing, and reads a poem called "No Words, An Introduction to Gil Scott-Heron." Scott-Heron is considered one of the most gifted poets of the 1970s black arts scene. He's also credited with starting what became known as rap music, with his poetry backed by music.

Gino Morrow reads from his work on Tuesday, December 20 as part of the monthly Jazz Poetry Jams at the Blue Room.