An excerpt from The United States of Poetry, a five-part anthology series, DILLY DALLY is a poem about homes—both current and past—written and performed by Everton Sylvester, a Jamaican poet now living in Brooklyn.
Writer and Performer
Sylvester is the author of Backyard in Bed-Stuy. He teaches at the City University of New York and is the lead poet for the band Brooklyn Funk Essentials.
Mark Pellington is the director of feature films The Mothman Prophecies and Arlington Road. He is an acclaimed director of commercials of and music videos, including recent clips for Bruce Springsteen and the Flaming Lips.
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