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.

About derekberry

Derek Berry is a novelist, poet, and student located in Charleston, SC.

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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