Hello Scrawl Nation! For this week’s one-of-a-kind episode, we hosted a live poetry slam.
With the help of Hannah Lee as guest and moderator for the slam, Ryan and Mariah delved into the origins of Poetry slam (Hint. It has a Chicago connection), the purpose, and how it works. We also find out that it’s apparently a good sign if people are snapping their fingers while you’re reading.
In the first round of the slam, fellow UCWbL tutors and poets, Vince Bottom, Annie Baldwin, and Kate Harrington, presented their work. Ryan, Mariah, and Robert acted as judges, while these talented poets talked about how they started writing poetry, and what satisfaction it brings.
Later, two of the three poets advanced from the first round to share more poetry and to determine the winner.
This week’s episode is streamable through Soundcloud at the bottom of the page, and now iTunes by searching DePaul UCWbL. You can listen to Scrawl radio every Friday from 11am-noon on Radio DePaul and through the Radio DePaul app.