’ and puts her assertive rhythm on display as she answers it for herself.
When she takes a stand for her beliefs onstage, she’s an intimidating figure.
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Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry, better known as simply Def Poetry Jam or Def Poetry, was a spoken word poetry television series hosted by Mos Def and airing on HBO between 20.
The series features performances by established and up-and-coming spoken word poets.
A Meal of Fresh Octopus Lots of arms, just like Kannon the Goddess; Sacrificed for me, garnished with citron, I revere it so! Sorry, Buddha, this is another precept I just cannot keep. The narrow path of asceticism is not for me: My mind runs in the opposite direction.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source ... Not to feign any emotion that I did not feel; not to pretend to believe in optimism or pessimism, or unreversible progress; not to say anything because it was popular, or generally accepted, or fashionable in intellectual circles, unless I myself believed it; and not to believe easily.
Her role as co-founder and co-host of ‘The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam,’ along with a speaking engagement on the TEDx Talk series, are just two entries on her long list of accomplishments.
Below, Wise reclaims her heritage in ‘Last Name.’ She poses the question ‘What’s in a name?
As with Def Comedy, Simmons appears at the end of every episode to thank the audience. Though technically not a poetry slam, Def Poetry has become heavily associated with the poetry slam movement, and utilizes many of poetry slam's best known poets, including National Poetry Slam champions such as Beau Sia, Taylor Mali, Big Poppa E, Mayda del Valle, Mike Mcgee, Alix Olson and Rives, among others.
The series included historical legendary poets such as, The Last Poets, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka and Sonya Sanchez. Even poets who are critical of the poetry slam, such as John S.