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Dasan Ahanu / Press

“The event continued with VGCC’s fifth annual “Poetry Slam,” moderated by Dr. Tanya Olson, a VGCC English/humanities instructor and poet. She discussed the tradition of “spoken-word” poetry and introduced nationally-known “slam poet” Dasan Ahanu of Raleigh to present samples of his work.”

“Ahanu's definition of a hero is "someone with determination and courage and purpose, who is willing to do whatever they need to do to accomplish a goal that they have. That will and faith determines a hero," he said.”

"I am a product of purpose..."

“Interview with Dasan Ahanu on Gil Scott Heron and his influence on modern Spoken Word and Hip Hop.”

"Connected to words like Siamese twins": That line from Dasan Ahanu's poem "Deep in Thought" epitomizes the rise of the Triangle's spoken-word community.

“Dasan Ahanu reads his poem "Brown Bag Daddy".”

“Stopped by the Pour-House in Raleigh, NC last night and caught a local talent showcase featuring a poet dude from around the way. Dasan Ahanu rocked the staged once again proving that some of the best rappers are poets at heart.”

“Raleigh native, Dasan Ahanu, has become a beacon of the spoken word scene in North Carolina, working to inspire a new generation of musicians and performers. He joins guest host Laura Leslie to discuss his craft and perform some of his work live in the studio.”

“Poet and spoken word artist Dasan Ahanu reads his poem "Pens," about life in America's prisons. Ahanu teaches at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, N.C.”

“Article on 2004 Indy Arts Award Winner Dasan Ahanu”