fuck yeah slam poems

Poetry Slam, Spoken Word and other writer type stuff

fuckyeahpoetryslam:

With our finals competition just over the horizon we thought we’d let you all know that our finals will be judged by the number of likes a video gets on youtube and also by Judges! 

Let’s meet our first Judge SCOTT WOODS! 

Scott Woods is the author of We Over Here Now (2013, Brick Cave Books) and has published and edited work 
in a variety of publications. He has been featured multiple times in national press, including multiple appearances on
National Public Radio. He was the President of Poetry Slam Inc. and MCs the Writers’ Block Poetry Night, 
an open mic series in Columbus, Ohio . In April of 2006 he became the first poet to ever complete a 
24-hour solo poetry reading, a feat he bested with six more annual 24-hour readings without repeating a single poem. 

 www.scottwoodswrites.net

We think Scott is pretty great and Hope that you do too!  Here he is performing his piece “Six in the Morning”.

foreverqueird:

buttonpoetry:

Dominique Christina - “For Emmett Till” (WoWPS 2014)

"In this photo, he’s laughing. And there is no cotton gin tied around his waist. He’s not stretched into swollen limbs. His eyes are still hazel, and recognizable. Two neat white rows of perfect teeth sit totem-like in his mouth. And the world did not know him because he had not been murdered yet."

Women of the World Poetry Slam champion, in 2014 AND 2012. So excited to have our first video of her up.

"Straight-necked full of tomorrows boy"

Damn

Boom.

wonderdave:

wonderdave:

Hey Folks! Please if you can donate a few bucks to help out this project. The ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? Poetry and spoken word festival. You can head over to  or visit Dondeestamigente.com

You’ll be supporting Latino writers! and while this festival is all Latino writers it still manages to be incredibly diverse with writers of different ages, genders, sexualities and countries of origin! Also every venue is handicap accessible and all ages. The April 5th and 12th Shows are FREE and the April 19th show is only $10

Reblogged cause I fixed the link!