The mission of Quintessential Listening: Poetry is to provide a forum to examine topical events and contemporary issues through the power of poetry. Hosted by Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, the live format offers poets and spoken word artists opportunities to showcase their own poetry and/or the works of others, and give voice as well as bear witness to the social, cultural, racial, political, health, global, gender, economic and environmental issues that affect all of our lives. Special guest will be noted poet: Dominique Jones aka Xenameir.
Dominique Jones is renaissance artist from Rochester, MN who avidly performs in theatre, poetry, dance, and music. He has been writing poetry
for about ten years and in that time has won two local poetry slams and was published in an anthology in 2009. He also has had the opportunity to share
his poems of growth, resilience, and perspective with audiences of both youth and adults alike.
Music by Kevin MacLeod, Lino Rise, Longzihun and Jessica Yip