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Hispanic Heritage Month observance continues with spoken word artist Frankie Soto

September 20, 2013 10:45AM

Pittsburg State University’s observance of Hispanic Heritage Month continues on Monday, Sept. 23, with a presentation by spoken word artist Frankie A. Soto, also known as Hidden Legacy. Soto will share his poetry and humor in a presentation at 7 p.m. in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center.

Soto is a native of New York and his experience growing up as a Spanglish speaking kid in a Puerto Rican home infuses his poetry and his subject matter. Soto brings a comical undertone to serious cultural, racial and political subject matter.

Critics say Soto’s multicultural style has helped bring spoken word performance into the mainstream. A popular performer on college campuses across the U.S., Soto joined forces with national poets Shadokat & Soulful Jones to form the group Words With A Pulse, in 2008.

Soto’s PSU visit is sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity. For more information on Soto and his poetry, visit his web site, Poetry@hiddenlegacy.org.

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