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Bruce George co-Founder of HBO Russell Simmons' "Def Poetry Jam" (11pm - Midnight EST)

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Newoka LaShelle interviews Bruce George, co Founder of HBO Def Poetry Jam. Def Poetry, also known as Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. Bruce talks about his latest book,The Bandana Republic, A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates, edited by Louis Reyes Rivera and Bruce George with a foreword by Jim Brown focuses on creative literature written by adolescents from such contemporary gangs as by Chaplains, Bishops, Sportsmen, Crips, Bloods, Latin Kings, Black Spades, Neta, Black Gangster Disciples and others. Includes work by former gang members who have gone beyond gangbanging and into the social and cultural arenas. The anthology showcases writing by Senistar™, Alicia Benjamin-Samuels, Oscar Brown Jr., Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr., Commander, Comrade X, Layding Kaliba, Dead Prez, Ruby Dee, Shaggy Flores, Erica Ford, The Last Poets, Jesus Papoleto Melendez, Akua Njeri, Willie Perdomo, T. Rodgers, Luis J. Rodriguez, Leila Steinberg, Kublai Toure, Ted Wilson, Malik Yoba, and many more all of whom have either come from urban gangs or were closely affiliated with street-based organizations. Listen @ www.blogtalkradio.com/WebMistress