Arts in the Heart, Last Day

More great poetry occurred today on the Troubador Stage. Mahogany Lounge, Augusta’ s premiere spoken word experience, hosted a teen poetry slam. Yours truly participated.

Nine great teen poets competed on Broad Street, and a poet friend of mine Sasset West won. Hopefully, she might join the Young Artists for Change showcase line-up. More info on that showcase coming soon.

Why I really wanted to make it down to Augusta was to meet Jon Goode, a Def Jam Poet from HBO. I’ve heard a few of his poems and am a fan. He is currently touring, performing tonight at Mahogany Lounge. It was quite cool, him knowing loads of poets that I really admire. This is all very exciting news for me, anyways. Was an exciting day. I’ll share with you, before I go, one of Goode’s poems.

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About Derek Berry

Derek Berry is a novelist and spoken word poet. Derek is the author of Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County (PRA Publishing, 2016). He co-founded and organizes The Unspoken Word, a literary non-profit based out of Charleston, SC, which provides an intendent home for the poetic arts through regular readings, workshops, and community fundraisers. He is on the Executive Board of the Charleston Poetry Festival, the inaugural production of which will be Fall 2017. His work has appeared in The Southern Tablet, Cattywampus, Charleston Currents, Illuminations, RiverSedge, and other journals.He has performed in venues across the United States and Germany. He has worked as a photographer’s assistant, busboy, and bookseller. He currently works at a curation facility for Cold War History.

Posted on September 18, 2011, in Blogging, books, dreams, Language, Poetry, Teenagers, Word Salad, writer, Writing, YA, Young Poets for Change and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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