Etan Thomas Basketball Poet

26Aug09

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An unusual combination of things, thirty-one year old Etan Thomas is both an NBA basketball star and a peace activist/poet. We are including him on the site because despite not being a musician but he is definitely a part of pop culture.

Since 2005 Thomas has spoken twice at anti-war rallies in Washington, supported Obama’s campaign by participating in the Democratic National Committee’s “Register for Change” bus tour, and has released a book of poetry entitled “More Than an Athlete: Poems by Etan Thomas”. He has also recently set up a project called Voices of the Future, encouraging young writers to contribute their ideas and aspirations for the future to a book of the same name.

Thomas blogs regularly on the Huffington Post web site. You can watch him on youtube speaking out against war. Scroll down at this page to hear an interview with him on CBC radio’s Inside Track.

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One Response to “Etan Thomas Basketball Poet”

  1. Excellent site, keep up the good work


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