Philly Pigeon Poetry Slam Feat. Joel Dias-Porter
All ages welcome. Adult content expected.
531 N. 12th Street Philly, PA 19123
(Just North of Spring Garden)
Septa: Broad Street Line, 23,43,61
A poetry slam is a competition between poets performing original work judged by members of the audience. This poetry slam is organized by Jacob Winterstein, Kai Davis and Jasmine Combs.
Come perform, watch or judge.
**Poets wishing to compete should arrive at 8:30 to put their names in the hat. For this month all poets who put their name in the hat pay $5. At 9:00pm poets names will be picked out of the hat. Some poets will be pre-selected.**
The Pigeon* is excited to announce that this month's feature and workshop** leader:
Joel Dias-Porter (aka DJ Renegade) was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and a former professional DJ. From 1994- 1999 he competed in the National Poetry Slam, and was the 1998 and 99 Haiku Slam Champion. His poems have been published in; Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Best American Poetry 2014, Mead, POETRY, Callaloo, Ploughshares, Antioch Review, Red Brick Review, Asheville Review, Beltway Quarterly and the anthologies Gathering Ground, Love Poetry Out Loud, Meow: Spoken Word from the Black Cat, Short Fuse, Role Call, Def Poetry Jam, 360 Degrees of Black Poetry, Slam (The Book), Revival: Spoken Word from Lollapallooza, Poetry Nation, Beyond the Frontier, Spoken Word Revolution, Catch a Fire, and The Black Rooster Social Inn. In 1995, He received the Furious Flower "Emerging Poet Award." Performances include the Today Show, SlamNation, on BET, and the film Slam. A Cave Canem fellow, he has a CD of jazz and poetry entitled 'LibationSong'. Slam curator and recent graduate from Pratt Institute MFA Writing & Activism program.
No refunds or exchanges.
531 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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