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.
12-year-old Kioni "Popcorn" Marshall has been writing poetry since the age of five and performing at NYC venues since she was nine. In October, she was invited to perform at New York's storied poetry mecca, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. In this PRODIGIES exclusive, Kioni performs her original poem, "Forgotten", at THNKR's NYC studios.
Jamila Lyiscott is a "tri-tongued orator," and this powerful spoken-word essay celebrates - and challenges - the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be "articulate."
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