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Spoken Arts: Poetry Slam

By Mary Van Vorst

Buffalo, NY – If you think you know poetry readings, but haven't been to a poetry slam, you'd be highly surprised. It's high energy, quick-paced, timed, judged...and then there's the loud cheering. This is a poetry reading??!!

Slam organizer, poet, essayist and teaching artist N'Tari Ali Gault joins us to talk about slams on this week's Spoken Arts. Click the "listen" icon above to hear the report.

You have a chance to attend a poetry slam this Saturday night at 8 o'clock at Ujima Theater. N'Jozi is sponsoring the "Tri-City Trilogy," featuring poets from Toronto, Cleveland and Detroit, along with their Buffalo counterparts.