Busboys and Poets is proud to be a venue that provides space and support for poets and spoken word performers and interested audiences. From the cozy atmosphere of the "Sunday Kind of Love" poetry series to the high intensity of the 11th Hour Poetry Slam, we are sure you will find a poetry event that will spark your creative side and leave you inspired. For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.
Poets via Post: Advice to Young Poets. We asked a number of noted contemporary poets to deliver a piece of advice for younger poets. They sent in their advice on decorated postcards.
Snacks will be provided along with the poetry of young Coastside authors. And be sure to visit Spoken Art opens a new window --San Mateo County's monthly poetry contest, open to residents of all ages! Partly Cloudy.
The following questions and answers have been adapted from www. Simply put, poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. A poetry slam is an event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Slam is engineered for the audience, whereas a number of open-mic readings are engineered as a support network for poets.
You know a poem is good when your body moves with it — when your foot taps along to the beat of each line break, each new stanza. When the poem is a melody that moves through your heart and expands to your muscles. You know a poem is good when it becomes a song that is stuck in not only your head but your arms, your legs, your stomach, your chest.
Three years ago, I nervously walked on a warmly lit stage as the last performer, and only freshman, in Poetry Night in Ann Arbor. An annual tradition that returns Dec. What once was a mass performance of youths ranging from beginners to seasoned poets is now a nurturing and intimate evening of some of the best performers Ann Arbor has to offer.
Our teen artists are working together for two months leading up to Poetry Night under the guidance of featured poets Anika Love, Lilly Kujawski and Aldo Leopoldo Pando Girard to present a powerful, multimedia production. This event will also be the book release for I Name This Body Mine, a collection of poems by the featured poets. This will be a show about reclamation- re-writing our trauma narratives, reclaiming the parts of us that are shamed and silenced, and re-imaging alternatives to our current reality.