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Spoken Word and Slam Poetry

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Julie Bentsen is a visual artist, poet, puppet-maker, and ongoing student of the Unconscious from Staten Island, New York. She has competed in slam competitions for the last several years but also enjoys making live art to live... more

Stephen Meads, originally a Bay-based poet, has been living and performing in Portland for over five years. He has featured at slams all across the country - from Portland, Maine to Honolulu, Hawaii. Stephen stormed IWPS in both 2013 and... more

Danny Sherrard unfolds the kind of space wherein stories are created. With over ten years of experience conducting writing and performance workshops across the globe, Sherrard bears witness to the life-giving power of storytelling. He is the... more

Khary Jackson is a poet, playwright, dancer and musician. He is an alumnus of Cave Canem, the esteemed writing fellowship for black writers. He has written 12 plays, one of which (Water) was produced in 2009 at Ink and Pulp Theatre in... more

Joyce Lee is a writer, educator and performance poet. Joyce is an Oakland, California native whose gift with words and expression have made her an international talent and a surprise to herself. Growing up ignorant to her own... more

THADRA SHERIDAN is a poet, essayist, teacher, and performer from Minneapolis, MN. She has been published in Moxie Magazine, Rattle, Specter, Talking Stick, and several anthologies. She has won awards for her writing from... more

Ryk McIntyre has been a legendary presence on the New England poetry scene for decades. Which is to say, he is rarely photographed and not everyone is convinced he really exists. He has toured extensively around the continental... more

Justice Ameer is a Black genderfluid and transfeminine poet based in Providence, RI. Xyr work is a practice in becoming unapologetic and unafraid. Xe is a Pink Door Fellow and is three-time semifinalist at CUPSI, and competed at the 2016... more

Brian McCracken is a neurodiverse butterfly on fire who manages to camouflage himself adequately. Except when he's on stage. Brian's poetry speaks on subjects from radical leftist organizing to mad pride and healing from trauma. Brian's... more

Jonathan Samuel Eddie is a spoken word comedian hailing from Columbus, GA. This alumnus of Georgia Southern represented the city of Atlanta at the National Poetry Slam competition as a member of the 2012 and 2014 Art Amok Poetry... more

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