Spoken-word recording artist, poet, priestess,
for the Civilianaires out there,
here’s to a prolific, profound, artist
of our times..
From the documentary film on her passion, pride and poetry, the work of URSULA RUCKER :
“Ursula Rucker is my personal saviour”; “[she] is what I call a cosmic artist, always digging into herstory, history, always daring to taste her own blood and she’ll look up and say ‘it tastes good’..”
Wife. Mother. Activist. Friend. Discover the power of poet Ursula Rucker in this revealing new documentary portrait.
In this half-hour portrait, she performs several of her best-known pieces in an “unplugged” setting, revealing nuances not heard on the original recordings.
Through interviews with peers and mentors–including Saul Williams, Sonia Sanchez and Gil-Scott-Heron–we come to appreciate the difference between “spoken word” and “poetry” and trace the path that led the Ms. Rucker to become one of the most acclaimed artists of her generation.
A sampling of some of her deep, felt – abject – dopeness..