BE BLESSED 9: the Poetry and Sundry Talent event is back!!!

This is the time of the year when many of us make resolutions. The question is not if we have resolutions, the ‘answer’ is if we...

NIGHT OF THE SPOKEN WORD: Nigeria’s number one Performance Poetry and Literary show!

'Simply Poetry' in collaboration with The Abuja Literary Society presents the 4th edition of NIGHT OF THE SPOKEN WORD Nigeria's number one Performance Poetry and Literary show!  Hosted by...

Guide to writing and performing Spoken Word Poetry

by: Lara Langworthy Brief Introductory Section: Spoken word poetry is the bringing life to poetry through performance. By performing poetry you are giving it a much more...

LET’S MAKE LOVE

October 2, 2013 at 1:35pm Deep in thought tonight, so much on my mind The stars twinkling; heard cricket outside chirping Emotions running deep, no way i...

WHY USE SPOKEN WORD AS AN ACADEMIC TOOL?

Spoken word poetry might simply be described as a poem written with the intention of being performed for an audience. It involves a range...

DON’T CALL US SADISTS.

Poets are not sadists. They are not gods that gulp the gin of joy at the entrance of war drums. They are not men who rejoices...

I am Baga.

Mother! I could not count the number on my fingertips My teacher never taught me to count that much Was it counted with a faulty calculator? Mummy why...

SHIHAN VAN CLIEF – The Business of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria

http://youtu.be/2X0UsQ2ukYE Shihan Van Clief at a workshop on the Business of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria. This held at the Ozone Cinemas, Yaba, Lagos in...

When Shihan Van Clief performed at WORD UP in Lagos, Nigeria.

Shihan Van Clief (an Internationally renowned Spoken Word Poet based in USA) performing at WORD UP Volume 4 which held on May 18, 2013...

MELODIES FROM THE MINARET

We (Heuristic Publishing Firm) herald the call for entry in an Islamic anthology  titled "MELODIES FROM THE MINARET". It's a clarion call on Muslim poets...

Chill and Relax: an Open Mic Poetry event holds January 18, 2015

Chill and Relax : January is the time to Germinate This is a Performance Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic Event where everyone and anyone...

Community Building Through Spoken Word Poetry.

Let me begin by discussing in more concrete terms, what I mean by this word “community”. By community, in the context of, and with...

Dream…!!!

  Growing up as a boy, My mother would ask, Son, what is your dream? After a long pause, It dawned on me like a lady that have passed...

#NaijaPoetryRocks by Osagie Alex

People think we are idiots, But they really don't understand us, They say what do we have to say, Poetry can never be a mainstay. So they said...