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Spoken Word

Poet Warsan Shire: Love Who You Are
2 years ago

Poet Warsan Shire: Love Who You Are

Warsan Shire takes poetry to another level.

Having catapulted her way by the means of Tumblr and other social media, the young, Kenyan-born poet who splits her time between California …
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Queen Sheba: Empowering Through Spoken Word
3 years ago

Queen Sheba: Empowering Through Spoken Word

Queen Sheba’s relationship with spoken word poetry began in fourth grade when she was asked to memorize and recite Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son”. Although the Norfolk, Virginia native can …
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Philosofly crowned this year’s Last Poet Standing
4 years ago

Philosofly crowned this year’s Last Poet Standing

16 poets entered the ring at Toronto’s Great Hall for the third annual Last Poet Standing Championship, presented by highly recognized poet and author Dwayne Morgan. The venue, packed to …
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Politician Olivia Chow blesses R.I.S.E. stage
4 years ago

Politician Olivia Chow blesses R.I.S.E. stage

A powerful performance by d’bi young leaves audience members in tears. As she graphically expresses the intense scars of carried by a child being molested by a family, it is …
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Toronto Arts & Edutainment movement celebrates 2 years tonight
4 years ago

Toronto Arts & Edutainment movement celebrates 2 years tonight

A night of love, positivity and art will leave a lasting impression on Toronto. R.I.S.E (Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere) Edutainment celebrates its 2nd year anniversary of 416RISE at Daniels Spectrum …
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Mustafa The Poet is 17 and highly celebrated
4 years ago

Mustafa The Poet is 17 and highly celebrated

Mustafa Ahmed, also known as Mustafa The Poet, is the rose that grew out of Toronto’s Regent Park concrete. High school students, community officials and long time followers fill Daniel’s …
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Heartfelt moments at annual When Sisters Speak concert
4 years ago

Heartfelt moments at annual When Sisters Speak concert

When Sisters Speak is the largest and longest running annual spoken word concert of Black, female poets in North America, and it’s not hard to understand why. In its 14th …
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Halifax’s El Jones Plans To Awe At Annual When Sisters Speak
4 years ago

Halifax’s El Jones Plans To Awe At Annual When Sisters Speak

A stage set only to speak about the many stories of womanhood. That is what Dwayne Morgan’s 14th annual When Sisters Speak Concert will be, bringing talented, truth-evoking female poets …
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