“Sooner or later, you have got to scream as loud as you can, ‘Wait, stop, no. I don’t want that to go there.’ Now that sounds something like life.” (Perre Shelton)

Perre Shelton at Harold Washington College

Having first seen Perre Shelton on Youtube performing Dandelion on Def Poetry, I completely fell in love with his work. This is another really hard hitting piece of work (the title of which I don’t actually know!). But this is a poem about HIV and AIDs with undertones of the story of a woman who never said no…

Incredibly hard hitting, amazingly well written and fabulously performed. This guy is absolutely epic.

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