Wanted to accomplish cleaning up my office since we have a guest coming over this weekend I had the day off.
But nope got up at 4am and was half awake and running through the internet.
So wandered about through Facebook for much of the day (went back to sleep from noon-3pm).
Sharing Facebook memes up a storm.
And since it’s the first day of the Women of the World slam I also listened to some of the best female slam poets in the country. And writing this I realize that is today’s topic.
Such as Portland’s own Port Veritas Women of the World Champion, UMaine freshman Ellyn Touchette. This is her break out poem “To Todd Akin”.
Another is the #3 rated slam poet in the world the fabulous Maine native now living in Minneapolis, MN Kait Rokowski. “Nails” in an amazing poem. I am lucky to have amazing parents.
One of my favorite prose poets is the fabulous Andrea Gibson. She was the first Woman of the World champion and I am currently reading her amazing book “Madness Vase.” Her website is fabulous and easy to use too. This is her poem “maybe I need you.” She is a spectacular wordsmith.
And here is another Women of the World champion Theresa Davis. She is a superstar from Atlanta. Here is her anti-bullying poem “It Takes a Village.”
The 2009 Women of the World champion is the fabulous Rachel McKibbens who will be in Portland, Maine next week. Monday night at 9pm at Mama’s Crowbar, tickets are $10 and available at the bar in advance (likely to sell out). And Tuesday night at 5:30 workshop and 7pm poetry slam and performance. $15 for show only/$25 for show and workshop. This is upstairs at Bull Feeney’s.
And I was also lucky recently to hear the fabulous Lauren Zuniga in Portland. This is her fantastic “To the Oklahoma Lawmakers.”
These amazing women are a big reason I love slam poetry. It’s one of the most alive formats in the world. See it when you can. There isn’t a better deal in entertainment.