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Digital Poets – 2010 Knicks Poetry Slam

January 30, 2010

Last week I volunteered to judge a poetry contest at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. The company is Urban Word NYC and the poet’s, they ranged from 14 – 17 years of age. Every year, students from across the United States get to compete in what is known as a poetry slam. Poetry is performed and articulated to an audience and a few people get to score the poets based on performance and content. Urban Word NYC Poet

With passion in their hearts and the chance to win a full scholarship for their college career, these teenagers chose to speak with good diction, metaphorically using every form of visual and feeling of pain, pleasure and hope. I was elated as I marveled at a 14 year old boy named Vaughn who spoke a poem so well in comparison to my 14 year old poems that went a little something like this, “Me and You, You and Me/Together Forever, We will Be!”

Vaugh Kelly is one out of six teens who did not make it into the finals and they need your help! Come check out for your change to judge! Whoever wins the Digital Slam will earn a lap top or anything that will contribute to their school needs.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2010 3:07 pm

    how are you?
    Loved poetry too,
    please visit me and share your thoughts.
    thanks, best,

  2. January 30, 2010 3:42 pm

    That seems like a real motivaton for aspiring young artists

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