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Final Draft (Unpacking the Demise of Poetry Slam Inc.)

EOn this investigatory episode Donney and Desiree talk through the demise of Poetry Slam Inc., what that means for the spoken word community, and the next steps on the path forward.

48 MIN2019 FEB 14
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Final Draft (Unpacking the Demise of Poetry Slam Inc.)

“Telling All The Business”

ESeason 2 Preview

41 MIN2018 OCT 18
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“Telling All The Business”

[BONUS] Live at Plus Fest with Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton

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45 MIN2018 MAY 31
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[BONUS] Live at Plus Fest with Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton

"Going Out With A Bang(a)" (Tarriona "Tank" Ball)

EComing from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are surrounded by plenty of grand musical traditions. And the five-piece group has a rare knack for combining various musical styles—fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz—into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own.“It’s music that can’t really be put in a box,” says singer and poet Tarriona “Tank” Ball. She fronts the band with vivid charisma that helped Tank and the Bangas win NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Concert.Contest by unanimous acclaim, standing out among 6,000 entrants because of what Bob Boilen called “the depth of their lyricism and the versatility of their players.” Ball’s lyrical depth has been years in the making. She came up in the strong local slam poetry scene before meeting her bandmates: Merell Burkett on keyboards, Joshua Johnson on drums, Norman Spence on bass and synth keys and, eventually, Albert Allenback on alto...

46 MIN2018 MAR 1
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"Going Out With A Bang(a)" (Tarriona "Tank" Ball)

"The Youth Shall Set You Free" (Kalvin Marquiz & Bianca Colette)

Forward Artsis a multi-generational collective of youth, artists, and educators who are committed to providing learning opportunities in Southeastern Louisiana.

33 MIN2018 FEB 22
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"The Youth Shall Set You Free" (Kalvin Marquiz & Bianca Colette)

"Vision and Precision" (Sasha Banks)

ESashaBanksis a Pushcart nominated-poet whose work has appeared or is forthcoming inRHINO,Kinfolks Quarterly,Alight, Poor Claudia, Zocalo Public Square,B O D Y Literature,andThe Collagist. She received her MFA at Pratt Institute.

40 MIN2018 FEB 15
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"Vision and Precision" (Sasha Banks)

"Funny Thing About Branding" (Jonathan Samuel Eddie)

EJonathan Samuel Eddie is a spoken word comedian hailing from Columbus, GA. This alumnus of Georgia Southern University represented the city of Atlanta at the National Poetry Slam competition as a member of the 2012 and 2014 Art Amok Poetry Slam Teams. He was also the 2012 and 2014 Grand Slam Champion at Art Amok. Jonathan was also a member of the 2015 Java Monkey Slam Team (Atlanta), ranking among the top 20 slam teams in the nation that year.At the 2014 and 2015 Southern Fried Regional Poetry Festival, he was among the top 10 individual competing poets. This teaching artist travels the country leading poetry workshops and performing his original work.Jonathan was recognized for his work as an "artivist" as a recipient of a 2013 Spoken Word Gala Community Service Award. With support from Alternate ROOTS, he most recently penned and staged the one man show, Journey Here, which candidly chronicled his life as a writer/performer, black man, teaching artist, and caregiver for his mother...

41 MIN2018 FEB 8
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"Funny Thing About Branding" (Jonathan Samuel Eddie)

“The Return of The Real” (Chelsea Lynne Murry)

EChelsea Lynne Murry has been writing poetry for quite a while. (She never keeps count.) She is a Jack of all trades. Chelsea is a teacher, basketball coach, poetry writer, world traveler, and vocalist. Chelsea left her hometown of Houma, Louisiana to pursue her degree in education from Southern University and A&M College, where she graduated with her Bachelor's of Music Education and her Master's in Educational Leadership. While pursuing her degree, she met Poetry Slams, and fell in love. After a two year hiatus to grieve and learn to love again, she is finding solace in foreign places. Shewas a 2013 and 2016 Women of the World rep and her team was 2017 National Poetry Slam Group Piece Finalists. She is a mother of two four-legged children, LeeLee LeeJohn Lewis and Sir Duke Ellington Murry-Pierre.

45 MIN2018 FEB 1
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“The Return of The Real” (Chelsea Lynne Murry)

“Head of the Class” (Taylor Scott)

EHailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Taylor Scott is a writer, performance artist, and director. She found a love for performance when she joined the youth spoken word scene in high school through Forward Arts, where she is now a teaching artist. Taylor graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in Communications. She received a full-tuition scholarship from UW’s First Wave program, the only collegiate hip hop and spoken word community of its kind in the country. Taylor has graced many stages including the Little Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway, Contacting the World Theatre in Manchester, England, and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. She directed the Bellhops, a Madison-based blues and hip hop theatre ensemble, for two and a half years. In 2014, the Bellhops premieredHoney In My Tea,a 45-minute production that centers the narratives of black women, at the Overture Center for the Arts. The following year, the Bellhops released a 6-track EP,Hero of My Own Tale, which y...

51 MIN2018 JAN 25
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“Head of the Class” (Taylor Scott)

"Family First" (Glori B)

EGlori B is the stage name of Austin poet Gloria C. Adams.Adams moved frequently as a child, living in Louisiana, Colorado, Texas, and Florida, but for more than half of her life she has lived in or near Austin, TX. She considers Austin her home town.Currently, Adams lives in Leander and works as a 7th grade English and ESL teacher at a middle school in Austin. She graduated with a degree in English Language Arts Education from St. Edward’s University. She has a 6 year old daughter named Sylvia.With her business partner, Skylar Landsee, Adams has been writer, producer, or director on three short films:Hard Bargain,With Child, andGhost Pants.With Childtook third place at the 2011 Sorin Reel Film Festival, andGhost Pantstook second place at the same festival in 2012.Adams has had poetry published in Sorin Oak Review, Open Ear of the Universe, and J-SOURCE. She has presented collections of original poetry at the Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression, as well as t...

47 MIN2018 JAN 18
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"Family First" (Glori B)

Latest Episodes

Final Draft (Unpacking the Demise of Poetry Slam Inc.)

EOn this investigatory episode Donney and Desiree talk through the demise of Poetry Slam Inc., what that means for the spoken word community, and the next steps on the path forward.

48 MIN2019 FEB 14
Comments
Final Draft (Unpacking the Demise of Poetry Slam Inc.)

“Telling All The Business”

ESeason 2 Preview

41 MIN2018 OCT 18
Comments
“Telling All The Business”

[BONUS] Live at Plus Fest with Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton

E

45 MIN2018 MAY 31
Comments
[BONUS] Live at Plus Fest with Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton

"Going Out With A Bang(a)" (Tarriona "Tank" Ball)

EComing from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are surrounded by plenty of grand musical traditions. And the five-piece group has a rare knack for combining various musical styles—fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz—into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own.“It’s music that can’t really be put in a box,” says singer and poet Tarriona “Tank” Ball. She fronts the band with vivid charisma that helped Tank and the Bangas win NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Concert.Contest by unanimous acclaim, standing out among 6,000 entrants because of what Bob Boilen called “the depth of their lyricism and the versatility of their players.” Ball’s lyrical depth has been years in the making. She came up in the strong local slam poetry scene before meeting her bandmates: Merell Burkett on keyboards, Joshua Johnson on drums, Norman Spence on bass and synth keys and, eventually, Albert Allenback on alto...

46 MIN2018 MAR 1
Comments
"Going Out With A Bang(a)" (Tarriona "Tank" Ball)

"The Youth Shall Set You Free" (Kalvin Marquiz & Bianca Colette)

Forward Artsis a multi-generational collective of youth, artists, and educators who are committed to providing learning opportunities in Southeastern Louisiana.

33 MIN2018 FEB 22
Comments
"The Youth Shall Set You Free" (Kalvin Marquiz & Bianca Colette)

"Vision and Precision" (Sasha Banks)

ESashaBanksis a Pushcart nominated-poet whose work has appeared or is forthcoming inRHINO,Kinfolks Quarterly,Alight, Poor Claudia, Zocalo Public Square,B O D Y Literature,andThe Collagist. She received her MFA at Pratt Institute.

40 MIN2018 FEB 15
Comments
"Vision and Precision" (Sasha Banks)

"Funny Thing About Branding" (Jonathan Samuel Eddie)

EJonathan Samuel Eddie is a spoken word comedian hailing from Columbus, GA. This alumnus of Georgia Southern University represented the city of Atlanta at the National Poetry Slam competition as a member of the 2012 and 2014 Art Amok Poetry Slam Teams. He was also the 2012 and 2014 Grand Slam Champion at Art Amok. Jonathan was also a member of the 2015 Java Monkey Slam Team (Atlanta), ranking among the top 20 slam teams in the nation that year.At the 2014 and 2015 Southern Fried Regional Poetry Festival, he was among the top 10 individual competing poets. This teaching artist travels the country leading poetry workshops and performing his original work.Jonathan was recognized for his work as an "artivist" as a recipient of a 2013 Spoken Word Gala Community Service Award. With support from Alternate ROOTS, he most recently penned and staged the one man show, Journey Here, which candidly chronicled his life as a writer/performer, black man, teaching artist, and caregiver for his mother...

41 MIN2018 FEB 8
Comments
"Funny Thing About Branding" (Jonathan Samuel Eddie)

“The Return of The Real” (Chelsea Lynne Murry)

EChelsea Lynne Murry has been writing poetry for quite a while. (She never keeps count.) She is a Jack of all trades. Chelsea is a teacher, basketball coach, poetry writer, world traveler, and vocalist. Chelsea left her hometown of Houma, Louisiana to pursue her degree in education from Southern University and A&M College, where she graduated with her Bachelor's of Music Education and her Master's in Educational Leadership. While pursuing her degree, she met Poetry Slams, and fell in love. After a two year hiatus to grieve and learn to love again, she is finding solace in foreign places. Shewas a 2013 and 2016 Women of the World rep and her team was 2017 National Poetry Slam Group Piece Finalists. She is a mother of two four-legged children, LeeLee LeeJohn Lewis and Sir Duke Ellington Murry-Pierre.

45 MIN2018 FEB 1
Comments
“The Return of The Real” (Chelsea Lynne Murry)

“Head of the Class” (Taylor Scott)

EHailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Taylor Scott is a writer, performance artist, and director. She found a love for performance when she joined the youth spoken word scene in high school through Forward Arts, where she is now a teaching artist. Taylor graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in Communications. She received a full-tuition scholarship from UW’s First Wave program, the only collegiate hip hop and spoken word community of its kind in the country. Taylor has graced many stages including the Little Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway, Contacting the World Theatre in Manchester, England, and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. She directed the Bellhops, a Madison-based blues and hip hop theatre ensemble, for two and a half years. In 2014, the Bellhops premieredHoney In My Tea,a 45-minute production that centers the narratives of black women, at the Overture Center for the Arts. The following year, the Bellhops released a 6-track EP,Hero of My Own Tale, which y...

51 MIN2018 JAN 25
Comments
“Head of the Class” (Taylor Scott)

"Family First" (Glori B)

EGlori B is the stage name of Austin poet Gloria C. Adams.Adams moved frequently as a child, living in Louisiana, Colorado, Texas, and Florida, but for more than half of her life she has lived in or near Austin, TX. She considers Austin her home town.Currently, Adams lives in Leander and works as a 7th grade English and ESL teacher at a middle school in Austin. She graduated with a degree in English Language Arts Education from St. Edward’s University. She has a 6 year old daughter named Sylvia.With her business partner, Skylar Landsee, Adams has been writer, producer, or director on three short films:Hard Bargain,With Child, andGhost Pants.With Childtook third place at the 2011 Sorin Reel Film Festival, andGhost Pantstook second place at the same festival in 2012.Adams has had poetry published in Sorin Oak Review, Open Ear of the Universe, and J-SOURCE. She has presented collections of original poetry at the Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression, as well as t...

47 MIN2018 JAN 18
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"Family First" (Glori B)
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