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Listen above to Francis Pina (MET’09) (left) and Hakim Walker (CAS’09) as they explore their undergraduate collaboration.
Hakim Walker (CAS’09) and Francis Pina (MET’09) are best friends, roommates, and copresidents of Speak for Yourself, BU’s spoken word and slam poetry group. Today, they kick off a series called “Points of Departure,” conversations with seniors every day this week, leading up to Commencement.
They’ll be graduating Sunday, but it sounds like their BU-based collaboration is far from over. “I love being on campus, even when I don’t have to be,” says Walker. “So I’m trying to stay in Boston. I really hope I can. Most likely Francis will be staying in the city, too. We’ll still be hanging out. We’ll still be crashing Speak meetings, going to shows — and stealing stage time.”
Four creative years can’t be compressed into a few creative minutes, but what does emerge is the strength of a great friendship, using wordplay to create shared visions.
Alan Wong can be reached at email@example.com.