Spoken Word

Spoken word refers to oral poetic performance art that is based mainly on the poetic as well as the performer’s aesthetic qualities. It is a continuation of the ancient oral artistic tradition that started in the late 20th century and focuses on the aesthetics of recitation and wordplay, such as the performer’s live intonation and voice inflection.

A poetry slam is a competition arts event, in which poets perform spoken word poetry before a live audience and a panel of judges. Culturally, poetry slams are a break with the past image of poetry as an elitist or rigid art form. While formats can vary, slams are often loud and lively, with audience participation, cheering and dramatic delivery.

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    • Spoken Word Poetry Podcast Listen to words written from the heart and performed by the soul.. Spoken word poetry with a bit of performance art, stories, and poems wrapped all into one. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Spoken Word Poetry: Halloween Series: The Lonely Lady in the Red-Hooded Cape - Spoken Word Poetry

      Down below, onto the earthly land,a long dark haired middle-aged womandressed in a red-hooded capestands outside an old wooden loft with rusty shutters,observing the night sky above.Hidden behind her hood,is a face, that has been aged way too soon…Scars from life’s misfortunes writtenacross her cheeks,For more poetry by Ariana, visit: http://arianarcherry.wordpress.comStill want even more poetry? Check out Poetry Essentials Hub at http://www.poetryessentialshub.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/spokenwordpoetrypodcast/support
      1. Spoken Word Poetry: Halloween Series: The Lonely Lady in the Red-Hooded Cape
    • Word Spoken Podcast The poetry podcast showcasing the best poets on the spoken word scene in the UK. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Solomon Adams: Self Empowerment, Intelligent Movement and Perseverance - Word Spoken

      Solomon Adams is a poet with soul. His music and poetry combine to take your mind elsewhere. Through pensive and thought provoking verses Solomon's work addresses spirituality, mental health and self discovery. The three pieces we get to hear are 'Mindfullness', 'Hip Hop Raised Me' and finally 'Breakdown or Breakthrough'. @SolomonsSoul is the handle! Go get it! 
      1. Solomon Adams: Self Empowerment, Intelligent Movement and Perseverance
      2. George Lawrence: Technophobia, Growing Pains and Carbonated Cans
    • Spoken Word Podcast Spoken Word is a half hour program dedicated to poetry and performance. We provide a grassroots platform on 3CR for the poetry community, making connection between live performance, printed literature and radio listeners. Our guests are contemporary poets who read and discuss their works. Spoken Word is inherently eclectic and gives voice to diverse forms of poetic expression. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Spoken Word - Helen Bradwell at Girls on Key - Spoken Word

      On this program we play excerpts from a live performance by poet and teacher, Helen Bradwell, from this month’s Girls on Key, which was held at Open studio on the 7th July 2021. Helen’s writing has won the Ada Cambridge prizes for poetry and biographical fiction, and the Nillumbik Poetry Ekphrasis award. In 2020 her poetry was shortlisted for competitions including the MPU and the ACU prizes. She has had poems published in ‘Rabbit’ journal, some Red Room publications and in a number of award anthologies.Follow Girls on Key on social media, or go to girlsonkey.com to find out more about this great grassroots effort creating opportunities for women and gender diverse poets to create and connect.We also hear a piece by Wahibe Moussa, one of the feature poets at the Feminist Climate Justice Poetry Night, details of which are below.Feminist Climate Justice Poetry NightLeinster Grove Community Hall99 Leinster Grove Thornbury29 July 20217:30 pm – 10:30 pm AESTTickets and further info: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/feminist-climate-justice-poetry-night-tickets-151907777251
      1. Spoken Word - Helen Bradwell at Girls on Key
      2. Tony Birch's Whisper Songs
    • For The Love of Poetry & Spoken Word Podcast Listen to some of the works of some of the greatest Poets and Spoken Word people around. Ranging from Shakespeare to UniverSouLove, URSprung Collective, Tsombe, Janet Dawson, Jamie Bond and beyond. We play some of a wide range of styles. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel
      Episode Notes This podcast started this month 11 years ago, and now it must come to an end.Yes, this is the final episode. There will be a few more episodes coming out in the future, but they will be months away, as they are holiday related. I would like to thank D'Anglic Poetess, who through her great podcast "The Original Poetry After Dark", inspired me into creating this podcast. She is a beautiful Lady (both inside and out) and my very first live listener when I began the podcast. I also want to thank all of the great listeners the show has had over the years. I may bring the show back in the future, but don't have any plans to at the moment. This episode contains just some of my favorite pieces that I really enjoy, and hope that you hear many of yours also. Support For The Love of Poetry & Spoken Word by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/for-the-love-of-poetry-spoken-word Find out more at https://for-the-love-of-poetry-spoken-word.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-46397e for 40% off for 4 months, and support For The Love of Poetry & Spoken Word.
      1. The Final Episode
      2. Lift Up The Poet
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