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
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    • 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
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    • 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 - Kathryn Ross live at Girls on Key - Spoken Word

      Today's show features a recording from a live performance by Kathryn Ross at Girls On Key, in March 2021.Girls on Key hosts a monthly spoken word event at Open Studio in Northcote, which aims to foster opportunities for women and gender diverse poets to connect and share their work.Kathryn Ross is a word tinkerer, beach drifter, chronic over-thinker, shapeshifter (mild mannered nurse manager by day, florid microphone-hogging, rhyme-reciting poet by night).Her first love has always been the positioning of letters into words, into iambs, into lines, into poesy. She’s had the occasional word dabble preserved for posterity, but really her interest lies in just quietly writing stuff down, and reading it for others, out loud.Kathryn Ross lives in a small coastal town in Victoria, where she divides her time between writing poetry, and working in aged care. Her poetry has been included in anthologies and online journals, and she has been commissioned to write and read poetry as part of local festivals. She has co-authored a collection of long-distance collaborative poetry, At the Edge of Forget, written with fellow poets from Melbourne, Michigan and California.You can find out more about Girls on Key on their Facebook page, or www.girlsonkey.com.
      1. Spoken Word - Kathryn Ross live at Girls on Key
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    • 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 is the final of three episodes which contains not only Christmas poetry, but also Holiday music.May you and yours have a wonderful holiday seasonSupport For The Love of Poetry & Spoken Word by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/for-the-love-of-poetry-spoken-wordFind out more at https://for-the-love-of-poetry-spoken-word.pinecast.coThis 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.
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