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Purpose

Purpose

The City of Rock Hill Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate use their roles to create awareness and appreciation for poetry through community outreach, civic engagement, commemoration of the city, and the promotion of literacy across the greater Rock Hill area.

History

History

The City of Rock Hill Poet Laureate program is an initiative launched in 2018 by Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys. The program is managed by the Poet Laureate Selection Committee, made up of representatives from local arts, nonprofit, education, and community organizations.

About

About

Angelo “Eyeambic” Geter

Angelo ‘Eyeambic’ Geter is a dynamic poet, spoken word artist and motivational speaker who merges his passions for poetry and speaking into a unique performance that educates, entertains and inspires.  

Angelo’s work touches on a variety of issues including social justice, race, grief, character and manhood.  He blends his pieces with commentary, stories and personal narratives that transcend a traditional lecture or performance. 

Over the course of his career, Angelo has amassed several accolades.  He currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Rock Hill, SC, and a 2020 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. Geter is also a 2019 All-America city winner,  2018 National Poetry Slam champion,  Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam finalist, Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam finalist and has performed and competed in several venues across the country. His work has appeared on All Def Poetry, Charleston Currents, and the Academy of American Poets “Poem a Day” series.

 

Contact Angelo Geter

Events

Events

Angelo “Eyeambic” Geter

07/25 Vibes and Verses Open Mic - Facebook: @FridayArtsProject (Virtual) 6pm

08/22 Vibes and Verses Open Mic - Facebook: @FridayArtsProject (Virtual) 6pm

09/18 Let the Laureate Tell It - Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC TBA

09/26 Vibes and Verses Open Mic - Facebook: @FridayArtsProject (Virtual) 6pm

Alexandra Aradas

 

Rock Hill Poet Laureate program presents...

a welcome reception for Alexandra Aradas,

Inaugural Rock Hill Youth Poet Laureate

featuring Rock Hill Youth Poet Ambassadors

Thursday, July 29th @ 7 pm

Center for the Arts   1221 E. Main St

Participating Organizations

Applied Tecnology Center
Arts Council of York County
Clinton College
Early Learning Partnership of York County
Morton & Gettys Attorneys at Law
Rock Hill Schools
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Winthrop University
Women's Art Initiative
York County Library
York Technial College