Deaf Jam

‘Deaf Jam’ take a new look at poetry slams (from St. Louis Beacon)
With ties to rap and hip-hop, U.S National Poetry Slams have gained popularity among teenagers, however not often including the deaf. In “Deaf Jam,” a group of students from The Lexington School for the Deaf show their obsession, frustration and gumption as they explore American Sign Language poetry, the poetry of the “spoken word,” where they soon find themselves in the same arena as their hearing peers…

 

The Muse of Lyric Poetry, by Michael Perkins (from WillNixon.com)
The Muse gets no respect among critics and creative writing programs. Here, then, a short introduction to an ancient force of creation…

 

Our Kickstarter Campaign for Public Access Poetry  (from Poetry Project)
In 2009, forty-six fragile open-reel videotapes of Public Access Poetry were donated to The Poetry Project by Greg Masters. A grant and three subsequent anonymous donations supported the preservation and digitization of 31 of the original tapes through The Standby Program at MercerMedia, with consulting support from Anthology Film Archives…

 

Writer mixes culture, comedy in poetry (from The Venture)
One usually doesn’t attend a poetry reading expecting to hear jokes— unless you’re coming to hear Javier O. Huerta, that is…