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K-Word wins, Truth B Told takes Indies

K-Word wins, Truth B Told takes Indies

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. — April 19, 2014 — Kirkwood High School’s poetry slam team – K-Word – wins third annual VerbQuake Grand Slam and Hazelwood West student Truth B Told captures individual championship. Poems critiquing government inaction on immigration policy to the sexual objectification of women were seared into the consciousness of over 100 audience…

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The New UrbSLAM Logo is Here

The New UrbSLAM Logo is Here

UrbSLAM has now added a new logo for its 2013-14 branding efforts. Designed by Urban Artist Alliance logo designer Melshonda Lowe-Dobbins, the UrbSLAM logo incorporates the fleur de lis symbol used in the St. Louis City flag.  UrbSLAM t-shirts will soon be available on slam nights beginning in January 2014. UrbSLAM is currently holding a monthly competition to…

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New Format for UrbPoetry

New Format for UrbPoetry

Call it water for poetry. UrbPoetry is offering a new element in Legacy’s 14th year of Friday night poetry. After the DJ spins and the band plays, poets are invited to perform poems without a host introducing them. This is a shout-out to Legacy’s early days of Spoken Word Groove where the host would open the…

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The Tour Recap

The Tour Recap

UrbSLAM is making noise. For two years in a row, UrbSLAM has sent a team of poets to compete at Southern Fried.  The team added another contest to their travels when they visited the Rustbelt Midwest Regional.  In both competitions, the 2013 UrbSLAM did something it had not done before: win a bout. For those…

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The Alternative: Greg the Poet gets the KrisisBlackstar Treatment

The Alternative: Greg the Poet gets the KrisisBlackstar Treatment

St. Louis’ poetry scene has countless numbers of gifted and talented spoken word artists. In my opinion, however, the last few years of St.Louis poetry has seemed to lack a bit in artistry and just the popularity of it as a whole. The platform of spoken word poetry is now shifting into a fresh and…

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