Cook has been
featured often on television, including the PBS production of "United
States of Poetry." His beat-inspired work is performed in American
Sign Language, a three-dimensional language that allows him to create
a clear image with movement. His original stories and poetry showcase
his versatility by incorporating pantomime, acting and movement
in an innovative style rarely seen in performances of this kind.
are dynamic, humorous, and at times, poignant. Hearing audiences
will barely need the spoken English translations, but Cook will
perform with an interpreter.
is cosponsored by the Medical Humanities Program, UIC College of
Medicine, and the UIC Institute on Disability and Human Development.
part of the H. Davis Ethics Lecture Series, is free and open to