30 POETS, 30 DAYS

“More Than Heroes” by Abdi Phenomenal

Clip: Special | 1m 5s | Video has closed captioning.

Abdi Phenomenal was born in Somalia and moved to Minnesota when he was seven. He has said that poetry saved his life. In 2015 he performed his poem “More Than Heroes” at a White House conference to combat violent extremism. In 2017 Phenomenal performed this poem in the Twin Cities PBS Partnership production of “Somalia: A Nation of Poets.”

Aired: 03/28/17

Rating: NR

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30 POETS, 30 DAYS is a local public television program presented by TPT.