Intro to Spoken Word and Slam Poetry

Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

Across the globe, the spoken word movement has reignited poetry as a force for artistic expression, critical
dialogue, and community building. As both a specific form (writing poetry that is meant to be shared aloud) and a deeper cultural practice (tracing its roots back millennia), spoken word creates space for all of us to tell our stories, make our values concrete, and speak up about the issues and ideas that matter to us. This session will share a practitioner’s take on spoken word’s past, present, and future, as well as ways for emerging poets to plug in and get involved.

Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre is a poet, educator, and activist based in Minneapolis. A two-time National Poetry Slam champion, he’s performed everywhere from the United Nations, to music festivals like Eaux Claires and Soundset, to countless colleges, universities, and conferences. Tran Myhre’s forthcoming book, “Not a Lot of Reasons to Sing, But  Enough” is available for preorder now via Button Poetry.

For more, check out | Twitter: @elguante | Instagram: @GuanteSolo

Method of Instruction: Virtual, Live on Zoom
Date/Time: Thursday, July 29, 6:00-7:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with Registration ($20 Suggested Donation)

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