Max Powers

From the New York Times: Bowery Club Poets Take Issue With Documentary

From the New York Times: Bowery Club Poets Take Issue With Documentary

En route to the National Poetry Slam two years ago, the team from the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan adopted a motto: “Don’t be nice; be necessary.” Now that they’ve seen a documentary about their journey, the team members have decided much of it is profoundly unnecessary. They say the film distorts their actions and exploits the trauma of police killings of black men.