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POETRY PAUSE: Harmless Observations With Jon Goode

Photo Credit: E. M. Pio Roda / CNN

Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Jon Goode is an acclaimed poet and writer. His portfolio includes CNN’s Black In America, HBO’s Def Poetry, BET’s Lyric Cafe, commercials and interstitials for TVLand/Nick @ Nite and radio commercials for McDonalds. He has also done print work for Nike and Rolling Out Urban Style Weekly. He has toured the country extensively with his work and received rave reviews from the litany of venues, festivals, colleges and universities he’s appeared at. He has shared the stage with: Mos Def, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Common, Jamie Foxx, Musiq Soul Child, Will Downing, Ledisi, The Last Poets, Amiri Baraka, and a host of other amazing poets, comedians and entertainers. Jon’s work strikes a balance between comedy and levity that will have you laughing hysterically one minute and reflecting deeply upon statements made the next. He has been described as being somewhere between Gil Scott Heron and Bill Cosby, which is rarefied air and a wonderful place to be.

This is one of his harmless observations…

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