Arts activist Marc Bamuthi Joseph takes the stage at SOCAP and spits a verse of poetry. The last lines are halting: “Is it so savage to dream, at last free? At last free.”
Originally from NYC, Bamuthi is a National Poetry Slam champion, a veteran of Broadway, and has been named one of America’s Top Young lnnovators in the Arts and Sciences by the Smithsonian Magazine. He is the Chief of Program and Pedagogy at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, (YBCA), one of the nation’s most innovative contemporary art centers.