Poetry sucks. Poetry was written by dead white dudes. Listening to poetry is like being forced to watch Lost in Translation ad nauseam.
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Modern-day poetess Leah Marché isnt buying those lit-class lies. Her all-female lyrical revue Soft & Wet: From Her Lips to Your Ears (The Sequel) is the third in a series of successful music-slash-dance-slash-poetry performances presented by BlackPoet Ventures. The woman's voice is necessary in spoken word, says Marché. This show highlights that from an African-American perspective [and] a human perspective. Performers include host Jewel Taylor of AZTVs Pillow Talk, former Arizona Cardinals dancer Kivah Harris, and eclectic band The Market. The first installment of Soft & Wet included a scene in which sensual dancers one on a stripper pole entertained a male audience member. This time, though the show is based on the lascivious Prince song Soft and Wet, the erotic antics will be limited. I want my mom to be able to sit through the whole show, Marché says.
Sat., Nov. 29, 8 p.m., 2008