To Be Heard

‘To Be Heard’ IFC documentary features University Heights high school, spoken word (from New York Daily News)
Focusing on three students at University Heights high school in the Bronx, the movie shows how a unique program called Power Writing combines spoken-word poetry, performance and literacy advancement to give teens the tools necessary to tell their stories – and save their lives…

 

Slam poet beats odds (from Ithaca College The Ithacan)
Roderick “Odd?Rod” Borisade, a spoken-word poet, has starred in commercials and published three poetic biographies about his life struggles…

 

What to see at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (from blogTO)
If you see a lot more poets on the streets of Toronto, blame the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. From tomorrow through Saturday, more than 140 performance poets will be celebrating one of the fastest rising literary movements in the world: slam poetry…

 

Words And Pictures From National Poetry Day @ Royal Festival Hall (from londonist.com)
The crowd at National Poetry Day Live / photo by Hayley Madden. Poet Katy Evans-Bush spent National Poetry Day at the Royal Festival Hall. This is what she saw…