The actor read classic literature, did his best Tom Waits, and wouldn't let the audience go home.
"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
Douglas Ridloff is the host of the ASL Slam, a growing performance group based in New York.
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
Poets at the Brave New Voices festival address issues of racial violence, immigration, social justice, police brutality and women’s rights.
Take a Girls Trip, stream Comic-Con, slam Donald Trump with poetry, and more ways to resist this week.
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
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
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 […]
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 email@example.com with the subject line: Poetry Spotlight Idea. Show More Summary
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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
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
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.
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
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.
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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
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