Richard Wright-ing @Paris Lit Up on 30.05

photo by Scott Benedict

On Thursday, 30 May, 2019 join Paris Lit Up at a special location for one of our favorite performers: Malik Ameer Crumpler, a poet, rapper, and artistic phenomena. Malik will honor one of his greatest literary inspirations, Richard Wright, whose prose illuminated race relations in America during the first half of the 20th century. His lesser-known poetry, as Malik will demonstrate, goes beyond. Held exceptionally at the Cantine de Belleville, sign-up begins at 20h and the show starts at 20:45.

Malik Ameer Crumpler is a poet, rapper, music producer & editor who’s released several albums, glitch art films, five poetry books & one book of raps. He’s editor-at-large of The Opiate, co-founder of Those That This, and the poetry editor of Paris Lit Up. With an MFA in Creative Writing from L.I.U. Brooklyn, Malik also co-hosted Transatlantic Poetry 2017-2018, and curates/hosts Poets Live & The Wordists. He’s the M.C. for the hip hop group, Madison Washington (Def Presse) & a nonfiction staff writer for Itchysilk. Beneath The Underground: Collected Raps 2000- 2018 is Malik’s most recent book & ((((FACTS))))) is Madison Washington’s most recent album.