Best Bar Heckler (2008)


Wordsmith and blind man STEVE CANNON can't see, but he sure can hear—especially when it's gibberish. Every Friday night he sits at the end of the wooden bar at the Nuyorican Poet's Café. Between sips of white wine, he heckles the poets to read the "damn" poem. "A couple of young ladies broke out in tears and there was a guy who wanted to beat me up," he recalls. But who's going to hit a blind man? Especially when he's there to liven up the place, make sure everyone gets their money's worth, and keep the groove going. So don't look so shocked, just rhyme on.


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