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Hue Penny, Saleem

Saleem Hue Penny

Years: 2019


Saleem Hue Penny is a Black, neurologically- and hearing-impaired, 'rural hip-hop blues' poet. He is based in Chicago, with strong ties to Pisgah Forest, NC, and deep roots in Monck's Corner, SC. He writes to young Black people traversing a world that has yet to embrace their potential. He is interested in the ways we navigate structural and institutional wild spaces, and how generations of triumph and trauma manifests in our mental, emotional, corporeal, and community spaces. He utilizes electronic music, collage painting, and improvisational performance to punctuate his poetry.