Evolving from a partnership between the Greenway Arts Alliance and Da' Poetry Lounge (the nation's longest running open mic poetry event), InkSlam is LA's premiere spoken word festival. This year All Def Digital was there to capture the gifted poets that graced the stage. #AllDefPoetry #InkSlam2014
In honor of Maya Angelou, American author and poet, we wanted to share this poem by Natalie Patterson. Maya's huge body of work spanning more than fifty years has inspired individuals all around the world. This poem is for her.
'Letter to My Unborn Black Child' by Laye Kwamina - Spoken Word
Minneapolis Southwest High School student Laye Kwamina reads his poem "Letter To My Unborn Black Child" at the Human Rights Day Rally on December 6, 2014. His poem, laden with references to violence against blacks such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, held the crowd spellbound.