11th Hour Poetry Slam | 14th & V | July 12, 2013 | Hosted by 2Deep featuring 13 of Nazareth
Friday, July 12, 2013 at 11:00 PM - Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 1:00 AM (EDT)
Washington, United States
A Busboys and Poetry Event The 11th Hour Poetry Slam offers an opportunity for poetry lovers to enjoy the competitive art of late-night performance poetry! Enjoy two rounds of high intensity poetry, with the audience choosing a winner. Join us for an alternative way to spend your Friday night at Poetry Slam, Inc's (PSI) DC Slam Venue.
2Deep has certainly made a name for herself in the poetry community since 2006 by performing at Ottawa University (Canada), Cornell University, and opening for the late Gill Scott-Heron in 2009. She was a member of Busboys and Poets’ 2009 Slam Team, Word War II Champion, and served as the Busboys and Poets' Slam Master. Currently, she’s selling her book, Spoken Heard, and stays busy with her blog, 2DeepUncensored. 2Deep welcomes the life lessons, as they make for beautiful and honest poetry.
A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poets' content and performance.
13 of Nazareth is a performance poet from Virginia living with epilepsy, a dry sense of humor, and peace of mind over everything. He has been engaging audiences for over a decade with creative works geared toward the personal and collective healing process. The golden thread throughout his hip-hop infused poetry is the discovery and recognition of multi-layered connections where there is the appearance of none. 13 of Nazareth's work is underscored with spiritual references from various eastern and western religious traditions and ranges from the use of abstract imagery in the conveyance of universal concepts to the concrete, sometimes painful and horrific, aspects of our history as well as our now.
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