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Slam Poetry: The Real Hero
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.
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.
More than Just Say
BY DARYL FUNN
@ VOL 27
ON NOV 15, 2015
Daryl Funn, a slam poet who performs under the moniker Mista Funn, jumps the mic to regale the ATL audience by asking us, SO WHAT? What is the slam poetry thing? Why is it exciting? Where can you participate? For you ATL-iens, catch Daryl and his local chapter rock the stage in Decatur at JavaMonkey -or- the Nationals right here in ATL!
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.
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!
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.