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First Time First Deal - avery r. young

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Interdisciplinary artist and educator avery r. young is a 3Arts Awardee and one of four executives for The Floating Museum.   His poetry and prose are featured in several anthologies and periodicals including; Berkeley Poetry Review 49, Poetry Magazine and photographer Cecil McDonald Jr’s In The Company of Black.  He is the featured vocalist on flouist Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening (FPE Records) and is currently touring with her Black Earth Ensemble and his funk/soul band de deacon board.   Young’s latest full length recording, tubman (FPE Records) is the soundtrack to his first collection of poems, neckbone: visual verses (Northwestern University Press).

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