Spoken Word:(Spo-kin Werd) Noun or Verb
1. A form of artistic expression where a poem is recited, accompanied by voice inflection, passion, stationary choreography, and sometimes tears
2. The baby that Rap and Poetry had
(according to J from Issa Rae's
Awkward Black Girl)
Spoken Word Performance Artist
I express Spoken Word through Performance. The stage is where I started. The purest expression. You can hear my words as you see me act out my feelings. It gives you the ability to genuinely feel my poem in a way that can not be felt on the page.
Spoken Word Visual Artist
I express Spoken Word through the Visual Arts. This is very similar to the Music Videos we are all used to. I produce Poetry Videos to create a Visual aspect to my Spoken Word poetry. You can see it before your eyes as you hear me speak it.
Spoken Word Recording Artist
I express Spoken Word through Studio Recording. In the studio, I am able to solidify my poems in time and space, beyond the impermanence of the stage. It gives me the modern ability to add sound effects in a cohesive portable body of work.