Hang Time!: A Poetic Memoir

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AuthorHouse, Jun 7, 2006 - Poetry - 144 pages
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Summer Hill Seven created poemedy - a lyrically poetic storytelling form where the past meets the present to create poignant, passionate theater for today and tomorrow.  Hang Time! is for tomorrow.


David Lamb,


Platanos & Collard Greens



This is a profound work of art by a very talented and gifted poet.  I highly recommend it to all who appreciate the spoken and written word.


Sekou Molefi Baako,Executive Director,

Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center-Queens Public Library

President, Black Caucus of the American Library Association



Summer Hill Seven’s ebullient “neo-beat-hip-hop” verse explodes from the page to the stage with a powerful multicultural message!  Delightful!


Phil Hubbard,

Chair of Performance Studies Department

University of Nevada Las Vegas



Summer Hill Seven is an exceptionally gifted writer and performer whose work is both entertaining and thought provoking.


Sanford Robbins

Director, Professional Theatre Training Program

University of Delaware



Fiercely powerful!


Jennifer Weaver

Daily News of Southern Utah


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About the author (2006)

Summer Hill Seven is an iconoclastic and innovative performer, hip-hop theatrical artist, theatre and film director, and educator who has interpreted the works of Shakespeare, Shaw, Hughes, Douglas, Holder, Wilson, Parks, Fuller,  et. al., at some of the country’s greatest venues.


As a Poemedian, Seven has performed at New York's Lincoln Center, the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, the Byron Carlyle Theatre (Miami Beach, FL), the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Asolo (Sarasota, FL), the National Black Theatre (Harlem, NY),  Nuyorican Poetry Café, Bowery Poetry Club, Miami’s Literary Café, and the Afrikan Poetry Theatre.  Seven continues to tour Poemedy in the US and abroad.


Summer Hill Seven is a distinguished alumni of Sister Clara Muhammad School (Philadelphia, PA), Richard Stockton College (Honors), Princeton University, New York University School of Law and the University of Delaware’s Professional Theater Training Program.  He was the National Director of Community Service for the National Black Law Students Association and a Legal Aid Attorney for the Essex-Newark Legal Services of New Jersey.


As a director, in June of 2010 his directorial debut, Platanos & Collard Greens (Audelco Award), began its eighth consecutive year off Broadway in NYC.  Currently, he is developing and directing several projects for both stage and film.


Squircular! – An Actor’s Tale is his third Poemedy memoir.  This volume includes 49 sections of perfect poemedyz (a seven line poem, each line containing seven syllables) and essalogues which spring from a thirty year conversation with his favorite writers including Laurence Holder and Langston Hughes - August Wilson and William Shakespeare – George Bernard Shaw and Tennessee Williams – Amiri Baraka and Tanya Barfield - Arthur Miller and Suzan-Lori Parks – Charles Fuller and James Baldwin – Dale Carnegie and Steve Covey – Og Mandino and Napoleon Hill – David Walker, Dr. WEB Du Bois and Carter G. Woodson.


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