SpokenWord Saturday – What is Slam?
Poetry / Poetry Slam

SpokenWord Saturday – What is Slam?

SPOKEN WORD is an ancient oral tradition and art form that involves performing, speaking, reciting poetry but intertwines story-telling and word play, sometimes collaborating with song, music, theater, or dance.  Performance poetry starts with poetic components – such as rhyme, repetition, slang, improvisation, and other elements of writing but then weaves a layer of performance … Continue reading

SpokenWord Saturday
Outlaw / Poetry / Poetry Slam

SpokenWord Saturday

On the doorstep of the 2015 Canadian Federal Election, I am watching a talented youth poet named Hannah Berry.  This SpokenWord Saturday, I share with you Hannah’s poem ‘Wax Leader‘ – the poem I remember being most impressed by at Hullabaloo.  If you or anyone needs any more reminding why to vote Harper out, listen to Hannah’s words: “There is a … Continue reading