The 9th Annual Verbal Blend Spoken Word Poetry Institute will honor internationally renowned spoken word poet Shihan Van Clief, a seven-time Tony Award-winning HBO Def Jam Poet, with the Poetic Icon Award. The Institute will also celebrate the 10-year anniversary…
Take the Mic Poetry Slam Offers Opportunity for Artistic Expression Tonight
Tonight, May 2, the annual Take the Mic Poetry Slam, hosted by Verbal Blend poetry program in collaboration with the Poets Learning Community, will serve as a special edition focused on offering a space to share poetry to bring attention to discrimination and biases. In light of recent events on campus, Lianza Isabel Reyes ’20, resident advisor for the Poets Learning Community, reached out to Cedric T. Bolton, coordinator of student engagement in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, offering an opportunity to collaborate and reorganize the slam as a way for students, faculty and staff to use an artistic forum to express themselves. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in 304 Schine Student Center.
Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is not required. The slam will serve as an open mic and participants can share up to two poems. The traditional slam competition will be hosted in the fall semester.
For questions or more information, contact Bolton at 315.443.9676.