Full Title: “Welcome Black Poetry Explosion brings ASU African Americans together through expression (via The State Press)”
The Arizona Ballroom in the Memorial Union transformed into an inviting atmosphere filled with passion and pain Wednesday night, as the African American Men at ASU celebrated 11 years of its Welcome Black Poetry Explosion event, which united the audience one poet at a time through words and expression.
Powerful voices were heard at this event. Hair rose on arms, igniting goosebumps throughout the body. Pain was transferred from one individual to the audience. Laughter boomed at times, while other moments held only complete silence.
Topics of rape, love, pain, happiness, homelessness hung in the air for the audience to process. Nobody was an outsider to the event, only strangers among new friends.