Celebrating Roy McBride’s life and poetry

This Friday poets and performers are gathering to remember one of their own.


Roy McBride

Photo: Liz Welch

Poet Roy McBride died July 29 at the age of 67, after suffering from Alzheimer’s for two years. He leaves behind a legacy of education and community activism that touched many lives.

In The Heart of the Beast, where McBride once worked, is hosting a celebration of McBride’s life, featuring many of the people he influenced. Performers include:

J Otis Powell!

Douglas Ewart

Mike Hazard

Shá Cage


Louis Alemayehu

In addition, there will be a memorial service for McBride on September 16, 4pm at Friends Meeting House, located at 44th & York in Minneapolis.

You can also read a lovely remembrance of McBride here, which includes several of his poems.

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