Category Archive: poetry

Poets Respond to Race

Poets Respond to Race


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Malaprops hosted “Poets Respond to Race,” an event featuring two South Carolinian poets, on Friday. Al Black and Len Lawson took turns reading poems that expressed different scenarios and points of view of racism. “We met at his open-mic venue,” Lawson said. “He approached me about doing poems about race based on the Travon Martin […]

Erotic Poetry Slam at The Odditorium

Erotic Poetry Slam at The Odditorium

The Odditorium, located at 1045 Haywood rd. in Asheville, North Carolina.

Word Slam 2012

Word Slam 2012

Poetry runs through all cultures.  I was lucky enough to be witness to some of the youth poets of Western North Carolina on this sunny Saturday afternoon.  Each of these students spoke with meaning and heart and idealism and intellect…all of the adjectives you can use to describe a passionate teenager.  Remember that?  When nothing […]

Bar Poetry and Music

Bar Poetry and Music

An hour or more of poetry doesn’t always attract a full bar crowd in Asheville, but Saturday night at Tressa’s where Barbie Dockstader Angell read heartfelt bar poetry alternating with Chelsea LaBate aka Ten Cent Poetry with music and a continuation of themes. A benefit for Grateful Steps Foundation and a benefit for those who […]

The Mother Of All Poetry Slams

The Mother Of All Poetry Slams


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Over 100 poetry fans graced the downtown Masonic Lodge for the May edition of the Asheville Poetry Slam, The Mother of All Poetry Slams. Mother’s Day? Poetry slam? Sure, why not. We all have them, whether we love them or not, wherever they are, and whatever they do, mothers do unite us as a people. […]

Asheville Poetry Slam Grand Slam

Asheville Poetry Slam Grand Slam


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Over 125 poetry fans helped select Asheville’s first Poetry Slam Team in nearly a decade. Eleven finalists with the highest cumulative score from previous jams were admitted as a field. Five would leave as the Asheville Poetry Slam Team. After a wonderful musical start by Alex Williamson (Deb O Naire) and a solid opening reading […]

Erotic Poetry Slam

Erotic Poetry Slam


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Asheville Poetry Slam is back, with their second show of the year in their new venue, the Downtown Masonic Lodge. If you have not been in this gem of a building, you are missing an interesting piece of Asheville. Hidden on the 3rd and 4th floors of this impressive building on Broadway is a fantastic […]