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Def Poetry

Kelly Tsai, featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, performed “Little Red Book” at the Fighting Words AIDS/HIV Poetry Benefit, held in TC’s Cowin Center in December.

Tsai read some lines of her work aloud:

“My friend signs off all of his e-mails:

‘Siempre luchando, paz y revolucion’

As if the two were possible: peace and revolution

As if bloodless wars didn’t still tear psyches apart

Change hurts

Living it is hard

We’ve got to be ready if we decide to…”

All proceeds from the event went to Northern Ugandan Orphanage World Vision and Bailey’s House, a local shelter for homeless people with HIV/AIDS. The event was sponsored by TC’s Student Senate.

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