T.S. Elliott wrote: "April is the cruelest month." Since 1996, the Academy of American Poets has tried to change that by celebrating National Poetry Month as a way to focus attention on the art of poetry, our poetic heritage, and our living poets. Al Young, California’s poet laureate, joins Patt with his thoughts on the state of this literary form in our culture today.
On May 3, 2006, Al Young will present "Once Upon a Time: Telling Stories Through the Arts", a new poem commissioned by the Education Division of the Music Center for the 27th Very Special Arts Festival. The event takes place at the Music Center Plaza, 135 North Grand Ave, in downtown Los Angeles.
For more information visit: Music Center
On May 27, 2006, the African American Cultural Museum will honor Al Young. The museum is located at 800 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.
For more information visit: African American Cultural Museum