Buddy Wakefield

When: Mon., Feb. 17, 8 p.m. 2014

Three-time world champion spoken-word artist Buddy Wakefield has created a legacy of words. Featured on NPR, the BBC and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Wakefield is a veteran poet and speaker. Published in dozen of books both locally and internationally, as well as touring full time, Wakefield embodies slam poetry; his honest, touching imagery covers a multitude of subjects. Wakefield is not concerned with what poetry is or is not; instead, his words are focused on being heartfelt and sincere, and coupled with the intimate setting of The Bartlett, his reading will touch literary lovers as well as anyone interested in slam poetry.

Emera L. Riley

Price: $12-$14