poetry slam

Poets look to slam competition

By Melanie Johnson

April 10, 2013

  Twelve poets. Three minutes. Four spots. At 8 p.m. on April 20, 12 of the Triangle’s best poets will compete to earn one of four spots on the 2013 Bull City Slam Team, which will represent Durham in the National Poetry Slam in August. At Grand Slam Finals, top-scoring poets from the Hayti Heritage […]

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Durham poets find a voice in spoken word

By Jock Lauterer

September 22, 2010

By Natasha Duarte UNC Co-Editor the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com On a Saturday night at Durham’s Night Life Comedy Club and Lounge, Timothy “Vespertine” Simpson stands in front of a crowd, spotlights illuminating his small frame. He begins to perform a spoken word poem, delivering rhythmic lines in a booming, emotion filled voice. “I’m here to […]

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