In her rhythmic storytelling, Angela Martinez Dy sketches a snapshot of the social and cultural fabric of her time. Her art, which starts with poetry on the page, becomes a gripping, powerful force in her delivery. She says her writing helps her express who she is and leads to deeper self-understanding.
Angela is a poet, spoken word and hip-hop artist who blends commentary, craft and analysis as she grapples with issues of family, community and social justice from the perspective of a second-generation American. Subject matter includes the immigrant experience, current events, and world history as told by a woman of color. Angela Martinez Dy is a founding member and current director of Youth Speaks Seattle.
This podcast was produced as part of the 2009 Jack Straw Writers Program. All of the writers heard in this series are published in the Jack Straw Writers Anthology, and featured online at http://www.jackstraw.org/.
Music in this podcast is performed by Bob Rees and was recorded as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.
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