Paris, France Culture Rapide - Ruth and Me

I  met Mona Jean a few years back in Cecilia Woloch's Paris Poetry Workshop. She was an invited participant, a Spoken Word performer even then. A sister Gemini, she speaks with her hands, but she is much more effective than I! She uses sign language as she reads her poems, turning them into dance. This poem is all about that. It was filmed on June 6, 2011 at Spoken Word Paris a the Cabaret Populaire in Belleville. Host and creator of the event, David Barnes, invited her to be the evening's featured reader when she was passing through town to interpret for the World Cup Slam Competitions, where she also represented our country tis of thee, USA.