Carl Hancock Rux is a multiple award-winning poet, playwright, novelist, essayist and recording artist, whose many collaborators include Robert Wilson, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bill T. Jones and Martha Clarke. He is the recipient of the Herb Alpert Prize, NYFA Prize, and NEA/TCG Artist-in-Residency Fellow. Rux has appeared in films, in dance and contemporary opera. He was the subject of a documentary Coming of Age which received a cine Golden Eagle Award.
In an intimate performance, Carl performs excerpts from his new book, The Exalted, a poetic meditation on heritage, love and the willpower to overcome atrocity. Accompanied by live piano, Rux’s iconic baritone resurrects stories from the past and delivers a mesmerizing narrative on the fight for freedom. As part of CAP UCLA’s Who is the Poet in Your Life? initiative, Rux is destined to emerge as the poet in the lives of many.