Turn Off the Lights: A Night of Poetic Seduction
Thursday February 12th
Music provided by DJ Marcus
If you are a lover of all things passionate, sensual and sexy we have a treat for you. Bring your most passionate, erotic, panty dropping poems to share (or just come out to listen).
$5 cover with all proceeds going to the
Words by the Water Program:
For more info or to RSVP contact Paulina 647 227 6614 or email@example.com
So it’s clear I have not been super consistent with this blogging thing. Between 2 kids at home, balancing a poetry career, post partum depression, grant writing and just general life craziness it was definitely hard to keep up. But now that I have child care, working for myself as a poet and arts educator and have tackled my mental health issues (through meds, poetry and a wayyyy healthier diet) I will be back on this thing on a regular.
January was such a blessing and the coming of a new year ushered in a bunch of awesome opportunities as well as being able to see my visions come to fruition. On the 18th, with a whopping 89 out of 90 points I won Dwayne Morgan’s Roots Lounge SLAM. It was the first SLAM I ever won and I was so excited. Even more excited to find out that it put me in a strong position to make this year’s Up From the Roots SLAM team to compete in Nationals this year. This was one of my 2015 goals and now that I am so close to achieving it I am working harder than ever in writing and rehearsing.
In November of 2014 I had the great pleasure of teaching with Lakeshore Arts under their Shazaam: In Focus Program. I was coupled up with a phenomenal photographer, Katherine Fleitas, and together we worked with two grade 8 classes looking at identity through spoken word and photography. Both classes were a lot of fun, and despite the cold weather the photography was amazing and the spoken word was definitely on point. In one of the classes we even had time to do a mini Poetry SLAM competition which was extremely hype and the students were extremely engaged in writing, practicing and performing their pieces.
2 many Mcs
Not enough mics X 3
Not enough mics, no, not enough mics,
February 3rd 2012
With the drop of my heart hearing that there was a drop in your heart rate
I let them cut me wide open
Arms spread out on a cold metal table
I let them cut me wide open
I wanted to scream cut me as wide open as you can so there is enough room to ensure every curve was preserved
I see you
Looking at me
Looking at you
Seeing me for the person
Not the patient my medical files label me as
Guerrilla of the Word would like to take this time to celebrate the poetic accomplishments of James Moore.
Words by the Water is kicking off the new year with a bang with the Rep Your Set SLAM.
On Tuesday January 13th we are hosting our first ever SLAM. Rep Your Set is inviting up and coming youth poets (14-29) to sign up and compete for a cash prize of $100. Represent your community and win money – sounds like a win -win.
Sign up at 6pm – SLAM starts at 6:30pm
LAMP CHC – Street Level
185 Fifth Street – 3rd floor Community Room
Food and TTC tokens provided
Vibes provided by DJ Flex of all Trades
For more information contact Paulina – firstname.lastname@example.org or 647 227 6614
Find me in the heart of sunsets.
Past. Present. And future.
Do not be alarmed by the way the light glistens off my skin
It simply illustrates the way my soul remains on fire
Forever burning for you.
This poem is for the pretty girls
With pretty complexes which are
pretty complex pulled into mix up
Pretty fast and before they knew it became known as being pretty and fast
A poem for all the girls who are prejudged with assumptions because of their ass by assholes who pretend they didn’t just pre cum at the sight of her but can’t even ejaculate a pretty decent greeting besides pssssssstttttt
Really though? Like What ever happened to good evening?