An acclaimed poet and performer, Al enjoys national recognition and devoted fans. His NPR radio show State of the Re:Union (SOTRU) was in its third season the year he gave this talk, and was available on over 200 stations across the country. With his unique and engaging style, Al will share “How I Learned to Fly,” a mix of multi-media, performance and storytelling, that highlights his journey from nerdy comic book aficionado to renowned poet and radio host.
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