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RFK in EKY, The Robert F. Kennedy Performance Project , is a series of public conversations and activities centered around the real-time, site-specific intermedia performance that recreated, on September 9th and 10th 2004, Robert Kennedy’s two-day, 200 mile “poverty tour” of southeastern Kentucky in 1968.
An Appalshop project directed by John Malpede.

Recreating Imbalance
A short description by John Malpede that describes the conceptual links between Agents & Assets and RFKinEKY.

'Findings from a Collaborative Inquiry by the Los Angeles Poverty Department and the Urban Institute': MAKING THE CASE FOR SKID ROW CULTURE

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FRIED POETRY is a skilletful of individual and group spoken word pieces and music on the subjects of spirituality and recovery from addiction. In Fried Poetry, LAPDer's invoke their insights into recovery as means of healing self and society.

Feb. 24 2006 at BEYOND BAROQUE

RON ALLEN poet, playwright and producer of profound and profoundly unsettling events is a major force --- a one man avant guard in Detroit. Ron Allen is an African American Buddhist priest, and a Viet Nam veteran, who has initiated writing workshops in recovery settings throughout Detroit. Allen's most recent play adapts, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, to a contemporary urban America.

Image FRIED POETRY director Ron Allen says: “An addiction is anything that keeps you from expanding and experiencing your deeper self.” “Allen packs a lot of beauty into an hour, and he does so with text that spans the distance between the cracks in the sidewalk and the stars in the cosmos.” Kari Jones, METRO DETROIT (2005)
This work represents the triumph of the human spirit over formidable challenges . The will to survive is the language of transformation and hope. These writers manifest our future and our destiny. Please be open to their testimonies of poetry and conviction. This is the highest wisdom of our communities, an act of love. Not limited to drug and alcohol addiction, FRIED POETRY, explores individual and societal addictions wherever we might find them, including those well known killers addiction to fossil fuels, shopping, and military might.

Created and performed by:
Ron Allen Playwright, poet, practitioner of illegitimate stage productions. Howard Bee God loves us.
Melina Bielefelt “The arc is long, but it bends towards justice” Martin Luther King
Henriette Brouwers ... and Bird said to me: ‘there is plenty - learn to see - what is enough - and you will be free’
Hylen Burt Music is my life, my life is music. Chas Walk by faith not by sight!
Melvin Ishmael Johnson
Writer and Director of DRAMASTAGE Theater Workshop.
Aklilu Kahsai Hunger is created in the hearts of those who are taking part, the reality of God spiritual alone can satisfy them.
Kevin Michael Key As a Capricorn/Aquarian I am a stubborn dreamer, today I dream of GOD LOVE.
John Malpede To Peter Halasz, for his courage, humor, brilliance.
Rick Mantley I been a poet, a pauper, and a pirate on Skid Row for over 20 years.
Tony Parker Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, joy to you and me.
Ibrahim Saba No statement can beat the art of poetry, nor even if we fry it.
Sashae Siatui and Labrienna
Love is light, light is life, Live, learn. Never too old to learn and a double minded man is unstable in ALL his or her ways. Choose, you decide. Love. Live. Go to the light.
Patricia Smith Blather, leave it at the tone or one touch lines. God has great eyesight don’t slide.
Pamela Walls Eternal creativity is my water, without it I cease to exist. 

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