Sabrina Benaim, a writer and slam poet
from Toronto, Canada, is renowned as the winner of the 2014 Toronto Poetry Slam.
Noted LGBTQ+ activist, playwright and slam poet
Staceyann Chin will deliver the keynote address "Intersect This!
Confirmed special guests include Glasgow X Factor star Gregory Hunter Coleman, slam poet
phenomenon Shaun Moore and well-known local performers such as Mark McMillan, Graeme Kerr, Stevie Dunlop and FreeSpeech as well as the entire vibrant Paisley open mic performer scene.
In the following video, South African slam poet
Koleka Putuma delivers a powerful recitation of the poem she authored, entitled, 'Love Letter to Africa.' Putuma uses the medium of spoken word to express her love for Africa, and to highlight the unique traditions, legacies, and culture of the African continent.
MUSIC Saul Williams American rapper, singersongwriter, musician, slam poet
, writer, and actor.
World Champion Slam Poet
Harry Baker performs '59', a love story for lonely prime numbers, for Gulf News readers.
It was written by and starred trans slam poet
Marcus Rene Van (of Deep Dickollective) and addresses his fears and sheer alienation over not fitting into society's gender binary system.
The program will feature a performance by slam poet
Afra Atiq and aims to bring back the atmosphere of the 19th century salon that involves discussing topics such as literary, artistic, and culture initiatives.
Several big names in French music, including singer-songwriters Francis Cabrel and Serge Lama, slam poet
Grand Corps Malade, and Jacques Veneruso -- whose 2012 song "Talk to My Father" became Dion's longest-charting single in France -- as well as Algerian R&B singer Zaho collaborated with her on the new album.
Last weekend, Doha got a taste of Atiq, "the first female Emirati spoken word artiste and slam poet
", at Words & Strings, an evening of spoken word poetry and music at Katara Art Centre (KAC) where 17 performers delighted an audience of around 100.
In 2012, Tablet contributor Bridget Kevane described Vanessa Hidary, aka the Hebrew Mamita, as "a slam poet
known for her curves and for dressing like a Puerto Rican; big hoop earrings, tight jeans, hair pulled tightly back in a glistening high ponytail, great red lipstick, high heels." Now, Hidary has developed a new liveshow called "Kaleidoscope," which she also is directing, that explores the complex and myriad ways that Jewish identity can come into focus.