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First Official Trailer for RZA's Slam Poetry Film 'Love Beats Rhymes'

"I need more than potential to sell records." Lionsgate has released the first official trailer for the new film directed by RZA titled Love Beats Rhymes, a musical drama about a struggling rapper who turns to slam poetry. Azealia Banks plays Coco, who takes a poetry class and tries to impress her teacher with her rhymes. Show More Summary

Meet The Man Bringing Slam Poetry To The Deaf Community

Douglas Ridloff is the host of the ASL Slam, a growing performance group based in New York.

Riz Ahmed’s Powerful Performance Put an Exclamation Point on a Surprisingly Political Tonight Show

In the past, Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show has used spoken word as a foundation for a recurring bit where different celebrities perform slam poetry about ’90s TGIF sitcoms. But last night, in the middle of what was quite possibly the most political Tonight Show episode in as long as two decades, spoken word wasn’t used as a vehicle for jokes. Show More Summary

How Slam Poetry Helps Teenagers Make Sense Of A Brutal World

Poets at the Brave New Voices festival address issues of racial violence, immigration, social justice, police brutality and women’s rights.

7 Ways to Resist This Week

Take a Girls Trip, stream Comic-Con, slam Donald Trump with poetry, and more ways to resist this week.

Letter to the Editor: The Nikkita Oliver Dissent Piece Was Ill-advised and Counterproductive

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ian Martinez Nate Gowdy Ian Martinez is a former journalist and political adviser in the Obama Administration, and currently Co-Slammaster and a member of the Board of Directors at Rain City Poetry Slam. As a longtime reader and supporter,...Show More Summary

Watch This Indian Girl Use Slam Poetry to Debunk "Unfair" Beauty Standards

By now, you've definitely heard the age-old saying "beauty comes in all shapes and sizes," but Aranya Johar wants to add "shades" to the end of the popular adage. A self-proclaimed poet, Aranya is an 18-year-old Indian girl with a whole...Show More Summary

Performance Artist Celebrates Her Abortion With Slam Poetry: “I Think She Was a She”

As we continue to reflect back on the remarkable NRL 2017 convention, one refrain will be how many speakers drummed home the same ironic point: there is nothing we can write or say or describe that better discredits the anti-life forces than their own words. I like to say (way too often) that “you can’t […]

Bowery Poetry Club: Poetry Spotlight

4 months agoWriting / Poetry : Poetic Asides

Last week, I highlighted Poetry Slam Inc., in an attempt to share some slam poetry. This week that continues as I spotlight the Bowery Poetry Club. As always, I appreciate the poetry spotlight ideas people send my way. Keep them coming at robert.brewer@fwmedia.com with the subject line: Poetry Spotlight Idea. Show More Summary

Poetry Slam Inc: Poetry Spotlight

One of the great strengths of poetry is its diversity, but I admit that I don’t give quite enough attention to slam poetry. That changes today as I spotlight Poetry Slam Inc. As always, I appreciate the poetry spotlight ideas people send my way. Show More Summary

American Teenagers Are Using Slam Poetry To Make Sense Of Trump

Given the incessant pace of the internet, and the antics of the current presidential administration, staying up to date with American current events can be exhausting, if not harrowing. Earlier this month, after former FBI director James...Show More Summary

The Bad Poetry of Donald Trump, Vol. 4

Scott Feschuk unleashes Donald Trump's inner slam poet. Witness a world leader's actual words, reimagined for an open mic night near you. The post The Bad Poetry of Donald Trump, Vol. 4 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Meet The Man Bringing Slam Poetry To The Deaf Community

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A post shared by ASL SLAM (@aslslam) on Oct 13, 2016 at 1:28pm PDT Douglas Ridloff started composing poetry in American Sign Language when he was a teenager, after a well-known ASL poet named Peter Cook visited his high school. Fast forward 10 years, and he hadn’t done much in the way of slam poetry apart from a little dabbling. Show More Summary

Slam Poetry Facilitates Sharing Stories of Mental Illness

Sharing poetry can build self-esteem and promote self-love in both speakers and audience members, and can be a form of therapy to treat anxiety and depression.

Video: Can gender-fluid non-binary poetry slams help Democrats take back the Rust Belt?

Cishet. The post Video: Can gender-fluid non-binary poetry slams help Democrats take back the Rust Belt? appeared first on Hot Air.

Homie Hella Weird: Kobe Bryant Performs A Slam Poem About Steve Urkel And Family Matters [Video]

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Kobe Bryant Performs Steve Urkel Poetry On Jimmy Fallon Kobe Bryant is a strange cat. Last night he performed a poem about Steve Urkel on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Were uncomfortable. Check it out. Wtf WAS that? Image

Kobe Bryant Used To Slam Basketballs, But Now He Slams Poetry About Urkel

Family matters, and so does Kobe Bryant’s slam poetry. The former NBA star is used to clutch performances, and he came up with another one on “The Tonight Show” Monday, reciting a slam poem about Steve Urkel from “Family Matters.” Did he do that? Uh, yeah, he did. For anyone thinking this sounds strange, you’re right. Show More Summary

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