It’s National Poetry Month!
National Poetry Month, which is every April, is a celebration of poetry introduced in 1996 and organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.
With that in mind we want to highlight the amazing poets that we work with.
iCon – SHA’CONDRIA “iCON” SIBLEY is a national championship poet and multi-disciplinary teaching artist. Her slam accomplishments include becoming the first woman and non-Texan to ever win Texas Grand Slam and currently ranking as the #3 female poet in the world.
Jinahie – Jinahie has collected hundreds of Potluck Poems, a collaboration among strangers in which a poem is completed during live performances by the contribution of a line from each audience member.
Rudy Francisco – Rudy has made conscious efforts to cultivate young poets and expose the youth to the genre of Spoken Word Poetry through workshops and performances at schools and community centers.
OVEOUS – As a poet he’s earned countless national titles and is one of few artists to be chosen by the US State Dept of Music to represent America this year on a world tour.
Sierra DeMulder – Sierra is the curriculum director of the Slam Camp at Indiana University, an annual writing summer camp for high school students, and one of the founders of Button Poetry, the largest digital distributor of spoken word in the world.
Angelo Geter – Angelo is a multi talented entertainer who merges his passions for poetry and speaking into a unique performance that educates, entertains and inspires. He blends his pieces with commentary and personal narratives that transcends a traditional lecture or performance, and has given birth to a new genre.
If you have an event coming up at your school that needs some amazing and inspiring entertainment – these are all amazing choices. Think global, book local!
Send us a message to see which of these artists are going to be in your area.