City Lights: Remembering Atlanta Artists; “Poets Reading The News”; And More

Producer Myke Johns recounts when he heard John Coltrane for the first time.
Producer Myke Johns recounts when he heard John Coltrane for the first time.
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Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 0:36: Producer Myke Johns speaks with Southern Fried Queer Pride Executive Director Taylor Alxndr about the passing of two “bright lights” in the Black, queer arts community, Kiwan Benson and MonteQarlo (Scenario Joanz).
  • 8:32: The idea of poetry and the news can seem a little counter intuitive. Reitzes spoke with Elle Aviv Newton, co-founder of “Poets Reading the News” about the need for the platform.
  • 31:15: Former Poet Laureate of Georgia David Bottoms joined “City Lights” to talk about his most recent work of poems “Otherworld, Underworld, Prayer Porch.”
  • 45:59: Johns reminisces on hearing John Coltrane for the first time.