the louderARTS Project

Jerry Quickley

One of the most well-known and well-regarded performance poets in the United States, Jerry has performed on the PBS documentary series “Senior Year” and recently performed his commissioned one-man show with the Mark Taper Forum. He is the host of the popular Pacifica Radio Network show, “Beneath the Surface” on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, and is frequently asked to contribute to a variety of books and publications, including Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hop, and the Voice of a New Generation and Short Fuse.

Jerry is about to embark on his third visit to Iraq, where he has twice spent several weeks at the Palestine Hotel, doing independent reporting of the real deal and shooting a documentary about the Iraq conflict and war from a hip hop perspective called B-Boy in Baghdad. He also took hundreds of emotionally arresting photos that unflinchingly portray the War, The Occupation, and Life in Iraq.






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