Mark Metcalf

Poetry, from the page to the stage

By - Jul 22nd, 2010 04:00 am
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In week two of Backstage’s series on poets, Mark ventures into the mysterious and lively world of slam, exploring  such concepts as poetry as performance and freeing oneself from the traditional narrative forms of the medium.

Mark talks with spoken word artists and slam performers Dasha Kelly and Dan Vaughn, both of whom were featured on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam. Kelly is also the founder and director of Still Waters Collective, and outreach program that works primarily with youth to provide creative writing skills and outlets as a means to build leadership skills and empowerment.

Dasha and Dan share their thoughts on the craft, what makes a good performance piece and how they found their respective creative salvation through spoken word. And as a special bonus, they both perform riveting original pieces in the studio.

Listen now:

To hear more from Dasha Kelly, click here; for more Dan Vaughn click here.

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0 thoughts on “PODCAST: Poetry, from the page to the stage”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Milwaukee is fun in the sun and at night there’s always something going on.

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