National Poetry Slam

Type: Organization
Name: National Poetry Slam
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

Five High School Students Receive Nation's Top Honor for Youth Poets

To learn more about the National Student Poets Program, visit www.artandwriting.org/nspp.Mrs. Obama, Honorary Chairman of the , congratulated the National Student Poets, noting, "With this award, we celebrate the exceptional creativity, dedication, and ... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Blythe Baird's Slam Poem Dissects The Depressing Way Women Are Taught To Behave

"We are girls taught to survive by using our bodies as Swiss Army knives."In the slam poem "Girl Code 101" posted to Button Poetry , actress and poet Blythe Baird highlights the warnings women receive throughout their lives -- and just how constantly ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

This Is What It Really Means To Love Someone Unconditionally

It can be difficult to fathom what "unconditional love" truly means.Thanks to Jesse Parent's performance of "Hotbox Love" during the 2014 National Poetry Slam, we now have a much better understanding.Quite unromantically, "Hotbox" refers to the act of ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Liu Bolin turns friends into money, a solar cell from recycled car batteries, and fascinating looks at race in America

As always, many members of the TED community have been popping in the news this week. Below, some highlights. Liu Bolin uses paint to make himself disappear into backgrounds. In this video from The Creators Project, Bolin shows the next evolution ... [Published TED Blog - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Smithsonian Summer Showdown’s trash-talking handlers duke it out over the final four

The Smithsonian Institution wanted a summer showdown , and a showdown it got.A bracket-style competition to pick the institution’s most iconic item sparked so much trash talk that even The New York Times  took note , pointing out the “competitive and ... [Published Washington Post - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

A look at modern masculinity in America

Listen Modern masculinity in America 52min 59sec .   Guests Jose Santos: Anthropologist and assistant professor of social science at Metropolitan State University Craig Bowron: MD and hospitalist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital Kyle Tran Myhre ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

District Line Daily: Bowser’s $1 Million of Treasures

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com .Sign up : To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your ... [Published Washington City Paper - Aug 12 2014]
First reported May 05 2014 - Updated May 05 2014 - 1 reports

SLCC Holding 2014 Commencement: Barlow Anderson, Jibson Recognized With Honorary Degrees

Salt Lake Community College will hold its graduation ceremony on May 8 in West Valley City, with Sekou Andrews as the commencement speaker. Salt Lake Community College will hold its graduation ceremony on May 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Maverik Center, 3200 ... [Published PRWeb - May 05 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Media Alert: America SCORES Celebrates National Poetry Month

America SCORES will celebrate National Poetry Month with a National Poetry SLAM! on Monday, April 7 at the New York Stock Exchange featuring performances by 26 students from across the country. America SCORES is celebrating National Poetry Month in New ... [Published PRWeb - Apr 06 2014]

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Patricia Smith, 2014 Guggenheim Poetry fellow and four-time National Poetry Slam individual champion, stated, "What struck me the most as I read these students' works was their ability to vividly draw inspiration from the world around them, from everyday life. The National Student Poets are writers, dreamers and above all, storytellers. The stories and perspectives of today's youth are legitimate and my hope is that these five teens will inspire their peers to take up the pen and paper and write in as many ways as possible." The National Student Poets will each receive an academic award of $5,000 The National Student Poets Program is a signature initiative which reflects...
"Give me decisions. A wordless wardrobe, an opinion-less dress -- give me a city where my body is not public property."
Later he continues, "We may not always be able to slow dance when our wedding song sneaks onto the radio and the doctor might tell me I'm not gonna live to see winter ... Not everyone looks forward to being their lover's caretaker and it's okay, I'm not either. I just hope and pray you will love me as I do you in those difficult times -- like this one."
"[There's] nothing more cowardly to me than taking advantage of something that's defenseless" he says. (NPR)

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This Is What It Really Means To Love Someone Un... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 05 2014]
Liu Bolin turns friends into money, a solar cel... [Published TED Blog - Aug 21 2014]
Smithsonian Summer Showdown’s trash-talking han... [Published Washington Post - Aug 18 2014]
A look at modern masculinity in America [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Aug 15 2014]
District Line Daily: Bowser’s $1 Million of Tre... [Published Washington City Paper - Aug 12 2014]
SLCC Holding 2014 Commencement: Barlow Anderson... [Published PRWeb - May 05 2014]
Media Alert: America SCORES Celebrates National... [Published PRWeb - Apr 06 2014]
Bay Area poets turn reporters to tell story of ... [Published PBS - Feb 25 2014]
Poet Patricia Smith to read at Ripon College [Published Northwestern - Feb 23 2014]
Poets bring talent to UTA for spoken word contest [Published Shorthorn - Jan 20 2014]
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