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Jonathan Clark

in Knoxville

Knoxville Poetry Slam (Abridged)

PRESENTED ON AUG 16, 2018
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 28
Growing up in Knoxville, TN as a teenage poet, Jonathan Clark, also known as “Courageous,” shares his personal experience and fondest memories of the Knoxville Poetry Slam; a community built by the love of words and the competition that has kept it together through this 25th year of consistency.
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Slam Poetry: The Real Hero

BY TEAM SNO
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 20, 2013

Members of Slam New Orleans describe how slam culture fosters a democratic, accessible, community-oriented art form. Akeem Martin, Michael "Quess" Moore and Sam Gordon explain what slam means to them: how it's been healing; a community builder; an opportunity for personal and artistic growth.  Slam New Orleans are the reigning National Poetry Slam champions, having won their second consecutive title in August, 2013.

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Spreading Spoken Word

BY FARAH AND YAZEN MC
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 22, 2014

Farah Chamma and MC Yazen, an Abu Dhabi-based Syrian rapper and producer, focus on spreading spoken word in unexpected places around the world. Being part of the spoken word scene in the United Arab Emirates, they are now trying to explore new scenes and collaborate with new artists to promote Arabic spoken word, be it through poetry or rap. 

Morocco will be their first destination. They will be organizing poetry events and workshops in different cities including Casablanca, Fez, and Rabat, and collaborating with different artists including Mohammed Hamza Hachlaf. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/to-north-africa

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HOWL, Poetry, Politics and Protest

BY ALEX LEVENE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Alex Levene spits out impassioned spoken word in support of poetry, politics and protest.

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World of Poetry

BY HALA ABDULLAH
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 29, 2015

Hala Abduallah; A spoken word poet.

She Talks about her experience in writing and poetry.

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COMING TO THE MIC: The Transformative Power of Youth Spoken Word Poetry in Baton Rouge

BY DONNEY ROSE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

As a veteran poet/teaching artist and marketing director with Forward Arts Inc., Donney Rose has dedicated an exorbitant amount of time working to help give young people in Baton Rouge a platform for their voices and ideas to be celebrated, but mostly to be valued.

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Poetry Slam and How To Be Creative

BY MATT CHARNOCK
@ VOL 38 ON SEP 04, 2018

Matt Charnock takes the audience on a whirlwind trip into his mind and how he conjures up humour, poetry and creative thoughts.

You better sit comfortably and strap in, because this trip is not for the faint of heart. But you will enjoy it!

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Poetry Slam

BY JEANINE LANG
@ VOL 37 ON OCT 02, 2018

Poetry-Slam trifft pechakucha. Jeanine Lang stellt in ihrem Vortrag die Idee Poery-Slam vor. Beeindruckend ist dabei vor allem die Vorstellung ihres eigenen Gedichtes Wolkenweide, das viele Besucher emotional sehr berührt hat. 

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Walls and Spoken Word Poetry

BY MELIZARANI T. SELVA
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 16, 2018

Melizarani T. Selva is a spoken word poet, showrunner, educator and co-curator of George Town Literary Festival 2018. To date, she has performed in six countries and represented Malaysia at the prestigious Commonwealth People's Forum in London and the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Her notable performances include, TEDxGateway in Mumbai and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Her first book titled ‘Taboo’ made Top 10 Best-Seller List on Malaysia’s No.1 Online Bookstore (MPH). To date, her poems have been translated in French by Éditions Jentayu and in Bahasa Malaysia by Malaysia’s National Institute of Language and Literature. Presently, she runs Kuala Lumpur's monthly poetry open mic, ’If Walls Could Talk’, a bilingual poetry slam,‘Slamokrasi’ and teaches performance poetry at international and national schools. This presentation is about Walls, also a monthly spoken word poetry event.

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Jesper Kirkegaard om Jesper Kirkegaard

BY JESPER KIRKEGAARD
@ VOL 40 ON MAY 22, 2019

Our venue for the evening, Dokk1 in Aarhus, is actually the workplace of the multitalented Jesper Kirkegaard. Despite once being a dyslexic with stagefright who disliked poetry, he has ended up working in a library and doing comedy, Story Slam and Poetry Slam.
Jesper tells his story from the former to the latter. And along the way, we were even lucky enough to get a poem - Live!