poetry slam

Roma Raye is the 5th poet to be featured in our video series. Her fast paced piece might surprise you, like Roma Raye herself. With this piece there is only one more video left in this first ever Another Passion series, showing the work of some of the performers on the Seattle poetry slam scene. If you would like to know more about Roma Raye, you can find her on Facebook.

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Focus: Seattle Poets – Anis Gisele

Anis Gisele

Anis Gisele is the fourth poet featured in the Focus: Seattle Poets series. You might call her piece, a piece of advice rolled up in a few well chosen words of comfort. Delivered passionately and with a sometimes sly smile. Please enjoy! This series of videos is an attempt to spotlight the local poetry slam [...]

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Focus: Seattle Poets – Oscar McNary

Focus: Seattle Poets - Oscar McNary

The third installment in our six part series features Oscar McNary, spoken word artist and active participant in the poetry slam scene. The original poem presented here is riveting and delivered with a kind of brutal honesty that makes your ears tune in. For more about Oscar McNary, check out his poetry blog, his blog [...]

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Focus: Seattle Poets – Barton Jackson

Barton Jackson

Barton Jackson delivers the second installment in our video series, featuring talent from the Seattle poetry slam scene. In less than three minutes, Jackson forcefully delivers a poignant piece with a passion that sucks you in, and keeps you listening. An award winning speaker and second generation poet, Barton Jackson knows his way around the [...]

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Focus: Seattle Poets – Amber Flame

Amber Flame

This is the first in a series of six video features. I am proud to premiere FOCUS: SEATTLE POETS, where each video puts the spotlight on one performer on the Seattle poetry slam scene. Each poet delivers an original piece to the camera, giving you a first row, super intimate view. For those unfamiliar with [...]

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Dane Kuttler Hardworking Poet

Dane Kuttler

It was Dane Kuttler who suggested we meet at the Seattle Public Library, one of the most original buildings in Seattle which happens to also be full of words. I would soon discover that Kuttler shares the exact same attributes. She was already there when I arrived, waiting outside the elevator with a smile and [...]

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