Kevin Young reads his poems "Ode to Chicken," "Bereavement" and "Rapture" at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival.

Rhina P. Espaillat reading and discussing her poem, "On Hearing My Name Pronounced Correctly, Unexpectedly, for Once"

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. To Thine Own Self Be Hip: a response from Hamlet to young men who have contemplated suicide Former National Poetry Slam Champion Regie Gibson has lectured and performed widely in the U.S., Cuba and Europe and is a recipient of the Absolute Poetry Award.