On December 7th at The New School, we saw guest speakers Peggy Robles-Alvarado and Simone Bridges perform amazing slam poetry and performance poetry pieces. The level of creative energy in the room was inspiring. After the performances, mentors and mentees created their own slam poetry pieces, giving their words a beat and rhythm!
From The Dorkshop
- Jamerly De La Cruz , Audio Slam Poetry
“It feels the same,
even when you’re gone.
Listen to Jamerly’s slam poetry piece
- Sharon Young, Audio Slam Poetry
“I never told you that you make every task seem elegant.
Slicing lettuce, shaking hands,
buying bread at the bakery,
teasing my grandfather.”
Listen to Sharon’s slam poetry piece
On the Blog
“There is a beautiful risk in poetry. To write it, you have to be willing to go out on a limb; it’s no small task to arrange words to capture and convey a moment or feeling as only you experienced it. And to speak the poem aloud in front of an audience adds a whole other dimension of OMG. Seriously, it’s terrifying.”