Fishpork favorite Saul Williams was invited to read poetry for Barack Obama at the White House earlier today. According to Williams, who kept fans in the loop throughout the day via Twitter, it was a spectacular event (“I can’t believe this. Words are SOOOO powerful”). Williams even managed to snap a few photos with his phone. Is that allowed in the White House? According to his updates, James Earl Jones even read an excerpt from Othello. It’s unknown what Saul was going to read, but he hinted that he may write something new (“Must write unplanetary poems, counter poems, poems without gravitational pull…”).
In true Niggy Tardust form, Saul Williams made sure he kept it real as he approached Pennsylvania Avenue (in the city where he filmed and starred in 1998’s “Slam”). “But I did see how the business behind these gates led to the realities of those behind bars…and I still do.” Twitter reply of the day: “What the shit? Fox News is going to have a field day with this!”