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Streets Dept Podcast – SN 2, EP 3: The Voice of Philadelphia, An Interview with Poet and Recording Artist Ursula Rucker

December 25, 2018

Honored and excited to have as a guest today on the Streets Dept Podcast a true Philly legend, Ursula Rucker!

Ursula Rucker is an interdisciplinary poet, performer, activist, and recording artist whose work reflects the world and our times as well as her own personal history. Ursula characterizes her work as situated “along the edge of the terrains of poetry.” She’s released five albums and collaborated with a wide range of artists, including King Britt, Josh Wink, and The Roots.

In 2017, a recording of her epic poem Logan Squared: Ode to Philly, created with sound artist Emeka Ogboh for Mural Arts Philadelphia’s exhibition with Monument Lab, became an outright anthem for the city of Philadelphia! We listen to a portion of this epic poem in the interview and chat with Ursula about her life, her work, and what’s next.

Check out my conversation with Ursula Rucker now below, or on any major podcast streaming platform by searching “Streets Dept Podcast”!


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Season 2 of the Streets Dept Podcast is brought to you by our brilliant sponsors at Temple University and Lyft! Each episode is mixed and edited by our Producer Mike Mehalick and recorded at the legendary Indy Hall coworking space in Old City, Philadelphia.

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