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Janine Pommy Vega

As We Cover the Streets

As We Cover the Streets: Janine Pommy Vega intersperses photographs and descriptions of Vega's peripatetic life with an extraordinary performance of her reading poetry from 2002. Vega, inspired by reading Jack Kerouac's On the Road, joined the burgeoning Greenwich Village Beat scene in the late 1950s. As this documentary attests, she became a world traveler, and dedicated herself to political-activist verse.

Aurora Award/Platinum Best of Show/2003.

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