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Lemon Andersen:
Please don't take my Air Jordans

TEDYouth 2011 · 8:55 · Filmed Nov 2011

Would you kill for a pair of Air Jordans? Lemon Andersen spins a tale of someone who did, reciting a poem by Reg E. Gaines. These verses taught Lemon that poetry could be about more than self-expression, and could sound like music when given rhythm and infused with the grit of the New York streets around him.

Poet and actor
Lemon Andersen is a wordsmith who thinks deeply about the sounds of syllables. Full bio