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Abiodun Oyewole

American

Abiodun Oyewole is a poet, teacher and a founding member of the American music and spoken-word group the Last Poets, which laid the groundwork for the emergence of Hip-Hop. Every Sunday for the past 30 years, Oyewole has opened his home to feed his fellow artists with food for thought, body and soul. During these sessions, Oyewole critiques, shares life experiences and a love of poetry with poets, writers and musicians from around the world. Oyewole continues to write poetry (almost every day), and travels around the world performing poetry, teaching workshops and giving lectures on poetry, history and politics.