Drawl | Southern Spoken Word Poetry

Drawl | Southern Spoken Word Poetry

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Drawl is a weekly podcast about Southern poets by Southern poets. Follow along as we feature poetry performances, conversations with poets, and lots of laughs in between. Hosted by Desireé Dallagiacomo & Donney Rose also known as Donney Rose & Desireé Dallagiacomo. Come thru.
[BONUS] Live at Plus Fest with Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton
May 31 • 45 min
“Going Out With A Bang(a)” (Tarriona “Tank” Ball)
Mar 1 • 46 min
Coming from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are surrounded by plenty of grand musical traditions. And the five-piece group has a rare knack for combining various musical styles—fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz—into one dazzling,…
“The Youth Shall Set You Free” (Kalvin Marquiz & Bianca Colette)
Feb 22 • 33 min
Forward Arts is a multi-generational collective of youth, artists, and educators who are committed to providing learning opportunities in Southeastern Louisiana.
“Vision and Precision” (Sasha Banks)
Feb 15 • 40 min
Sasha Banks is a Pushcart nominated-poet whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in RHINO, Kinfolks Quarterly, Alight, Poor Claudia, Zocalo Public Square, B O D Y Literature, and The Collagist. She received her MFA at Pratt Institute.
“Funny Thing About Branding” (Jonathan Samuel Eddie)
Feb 8 • 41 min
Jonathan Samuel Eddie is a spoken word comedian hailing from Columbus, GA. This alumnus of Georgia Southern University represented the city of Atlanta at the National Poetry Slam competition as a member of the 2012 and 2014 Art Amok Poetry Slam Teams. He…
“The Return of The Real” (Chelsea Lynne Murry)
Feb 1 • 45 min
Chelsea Lynne Murry has been writing poetry for quite a while. (She never keeps count.) She is a Jack of all trades. Chelsea is a teacher, basketball coach, poetry writer, world traveler, and vocalist. Chelsea left her hometown of Houma, Louisiana to…
“Head of the Class” (Taylor Scott)
Jan 25 • 51 min
Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Taylor Scott is a writer, performance artist, and director. She found a love for performance when she joined the youth spoken word scene in high school through Forward Arts, where she is now a teaching artist. Taylor…
“Family First” (Glori B)
Jan 18 • 47 min
Glori B is the stage name of Austin poet Gloria C. Adams. Adams moved frequently as a child, living in Louisiana, Colorado, Texas, and Florida, but for more than half of her life she has lived in or near Austin, TX. She considers Austin her home…
“Comeback Season” (2017 Reflections | 2018 Dreams)
Jan 11 • 41 min
“Name Brand | Off Brand” (Neil Hilborn)
Jan 4 • 45 min
Neil Hilborn, a slam poet from Houston, TX, is the most-viewed slam poet on YouTube and his poem, “OCD” is Button Poetry’s top viewed video. His poems often detail personal experiences and battles with mental illness or other disorders. He is best known…
“Plan. Plot. Strategize.” (Sherrie Zantea aka Candy)
Dec 28, 2017 • 44 min
Sherrie Zantea (Candy) has been writing and performing poetry for over 20 years. Candy made the 2007 Dallas Poetry Slam Team, and to date has been on 10 teams, the first woman to coach 6 and she is the current Executive Director of the Dallas Poetry Slam…
“WRITEous Intent” (A Scribe Called Quess)
Dec 21, 2017 • 50 min
A Scribe Called Quess? is a poet, educator, actor, playwright, and activist in that order. He is a 2-time national slam poetry championship title winner and founding member of Team SNO (Slam New Orleans), New Orleans’ three-time national champion slam…
114.1: Call & Response: Part II of Call Out Culture (Minisode)
Dec 15, 2017 • 18 min
“Moving Parts” (Cecily Schuler)
Dec 14, 2017 • 53 min
Cecily Schuler is a writer, performer and teaching artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. They repped Seattle Poetry Slam in 2014, coached Union Square Slam’s inaugural team in 2016, and are the 2016 Vox Pop Individual Slam Champion. Their work is…
“The Big Reveal” (Matthew “Cuban” Hernandez)
Dec 7, 2017 • 45 min
Matthew “Cuban” Hernandez is an international poet, teaching artist and Slam (poetry) coach from Jacksonville, Florida. Hernandez founded Shattered Thought, a youth poetry slam and mentoring organization that eventually contracted with the Duval County…
“CopyWRITE” (Bill Moran)
Nov 30, 2017 • 45 min
Bill Moran is a third-year MFA poetry candidate at Louisiana State University and a former medic. He was the 2012 & 2013 Austin Poetry Slam Champion; has performed and taught poetry throughout the US, Australia, and Southeast Asia; and served as president…
“Origin Points” (Sunni Patterson)
Nov 23, 2017 • 48 min
More than a poet, more than a singer, more than an emcee—it’s not just what she says, it’s how she says it. Emerging from the musical womb that is New Orleans, artist and visionary Sunni Patterson combines the heritage and tradition of her Native town…
“Razor Sharp Words” (Giddy Perez)
Nov 16, 2017 • 38 min
Giddy Perez is a nationally touring spoken-word poet and teaching artist originally from Brooklyn, New York. Some of her competition accolades include ranking 10th in the world at the Women of the World Individual Poetry Slam in 2014 and placing 2nd with…
109.1: “Calling In Call Out Culture” (Minisode)
Nov 10, 2017 • 17 min
The Lesson Plan: Building Youth Spoken Word Culture (Anna West & Sue Weinstein)
Nov 9, 2017 • 57 min
Anna WestAnna West is a doctoral student in the English Department at LSU, where she concentrates in the area of critical youth studies, poetry, and performance. She was the founding director of WordPlay Writing Project in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the…
“Grace Under Fire” (Arvind Nandakumar)
Nov 2, 2017 • 46 min
Arvind Nandakumar is no one of consequence. A child of Forward Arts located in Baton Rouge, La, Arvind has competed at the International Brave New Voices Festival. He has also competed at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. In 2017 Arvind…
“Poetry Economics 101: A Primer” (Ashlee Haze)
Oct 26, 2017 • 40 min
Ashlee Haze is a poet and spoken word artist from Atlanta by way of Chicago. Earning the nickname “Big 30” because of her consistency in getting a perfect score, she is one of the most accomplished poets in the sport of poetry slam. She has been a part of…
Breaking BARriers (G Yamazawa)
Oct 19, 2017 • 43 min
National Poetry Slam Champion. Cultural Diplomat for the Department of State. Kundiman Fellow, Team Backpack certified. G YAMAZAWA has been featured on ABC, NBC, NPR, PBS, and has toured over 200 universities both domestic and internationally. With…
“Star of the StageSlay” (Ebony Stewart)
Oct 12, 2017 • 41 min
Ebony Stewart is a touring performance arts spoken word poet and active artist in the Central Texas slam poetry scene and theater arts community for over ten years. She has coached Austin Neo Soul and Austin Poetry Slam, finishing 1st and 5th at the…
“Ridin’ for the Region” (Lino Anunciacion)
Oct 12, 2017 • 30 min
Lino Anunciacion is a Texas-transplant spoken word artist based in Bryan, Texas. He serves as President of Mic Check Poetry, a 501(c)3 non-profit poetry organization, and Director of Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival, the largest individual poetry festival…
“The Most Known Unknown” (iCon)
Oct 5, 2017 • 43 min
By definition, an “icon” is usually a symbol or an image that stands for or represents something other than itself. As an artist, SHA’CONDRIA “iCON” SIBLEY stands for and represents for those who are oftentimes marginalized and whose voices are silenced…
“The Ivory Tower…The Ivy Tower…or Wherever” (Clint Smith III)
Oct 5, 2017 • 44 min
Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University with a concentration in Culture, Institutions, and Society. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship with research…
Drawl’in For All Y’all (Pilot)
Oct 3, 2017 • 4 min
Drawl is a weekly podcast about Southern poets by Southern poets. Follow along as we feature poetry performances, conversations with poets, and lots of laughs in between. Hosted by Desireé Dallagiacomo and Donney Rose also known as Donney Rose & Desireé…