Like Ted Talks, Poetry Slam has a strong connection to creating an open forum for ideas worth spreading. Poetry Slam today provides a safe space where people – not only of diverse racial backgrounds – but people from different age groups, varying socioeconomic backgrounds, poets with only a high school diploma – all the way
Marlanda is part spoken word artist, part community activist, but she is wholly definitive in making your heart, mind and soul move all at once via her poetry and her ability to heal by speaking down barriers.
Teaming up for the first time ever, spoken word artists Tavis Brunson and Shanita Jackson have graced many stages throughout the U.S., leaving their audiences in a snap-and-clap frenzy! About Tavis Tavis is a native of Columbia, SC. He has been performing poetry professionally since 2003, bringing through his words inspiration flavored with a generous dose
An artist with a powerful, expressive presence “speaks life” through her poetry. It’s her goal to motivate and encourage people through the multiple facets of life, good or bad. An engineer, Chiccy Baritone’s spoken word performance is about navigating the blurry lines between her profession (engineering) and her passion (poetry). She nobly lays down smooth
By taking small steps to transform ourselves from consumers to creators, we become more disciplined, observant, and efficient in our everyday lives. Learn one of his daily exercises, mini-sagas, exactly 50 word poems… no more, no less. About Dodd Dodd is passionate about startups, creativity, nonprofits, and mini-sagas. That passion shines through in his current
Glenis Redmond is a nationally renowned poet with Greenville roots. She started the first poetry slam in Greenville in the 90s, bringing the first all-women’s team to the National Poetry Slam. She has individually placed in the top 3 at Nationals and was a two time Southern Fried Slam Champion. She walks in all the
Team Say What: Ashley Carter, Antonio Mack, Cameren Jones, Robert Mullins, Marcus Turner, Quinten Belcher; Team Say Word: Tashe Hicklin, Hayle Oswell, Rasheen Richardson, Phoneesa Jackson, Rashad Gault, Marlanda Dekine.