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Spoken Word and Slam Poetry

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LYNNE PROCOPE is a Cave Canem fellow and a former National Poetry Slam Team champion whose work is widely published. She is co-founder and editor of Union Station Magazine and director of the louderARTS Project.

Ken Arkind is an American National Poetry Slam Champion, Tedx Speaker, Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and published author who has performed his work in 49 States, 6 countries and at over 150 colleges and... more

Marty McConnell lives in Chicago, Illinois where she works as a fundraiser for a youth and family center. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and her work has recently appeared in Triquarterly, Gulf Coast, Indiana... more

Kai Coggin is a full-time poet and freelance writer born in Bangkok, Thailand, raised in Southwest Houston, and currently a blip in the 3 million acre Ouachita National Forest in Hot Springs, AR. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Poetry and... more

Regular Fill-in Host Ryk McIntyre interviews the talented Tongo Eisen-Martin 1pm EST, (Noon Central, 11am MTN & 10am PST) Originally from San Francisco,Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker who has organized... more

Danny Solis has been writing poetry since the age of five. Solis has won multiple poetry slam championships on the local, regional, national and international levels. Over the years Solis has performed and taught poetry to and for all kinds of... more

Geoff Kagan Trenchard's poems have been published in numerous journals including Word Riot, The Nervous Breakdown, The Worcester Review, SOFTBLOW and Pemmican. He has received endowments from the National... more

Aaron Samuels is a Pushcart-nominated poet, a TEDx speaker, and an acclaimed facilitator of critical identity discussions. Raised in Providence, Rhode Island, by a Jewish-American mother and an African-American father, Aaron discovered... more

This week, Hodari B. Davis takes us live to Philadelphia for a webcast that features poets from Brave New Voices. The 2014 festival features over 500 Teen Poetry Slam Champions from 50 parts of the country and 5 additional cities from... more

JEANANN VERLEE is an author, performance poet, editor, and former punk rocker. She is author of Racing Hummingbirds (Write Bloody Publishing), which earned the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal in Poetry. Verlee is... more