Hosted by Piedmont Laureate Dasan Ahanu, the NC Museum of History is celebrating North Carolina poetry by presenting this team poetry slam exhibition. Teams of poets from across the state have been invited to compete against the area’s own Bull City Slam Team. This is an opportunity to experience what happens at regional and national competitions. […]

In honor of Black History Month, the Booker T. Theater will host “Risen Voices,” an evening of spoken word and slam poetry at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Admission is free. The event will include members of the Rocky Mount community sharing the stage and their talent with the audience. It is a family-friendly occasion […]

African American poetry is all around us—echoed in hip-hop and R&B, in movies and on TV, recited in houses of worship, in classrooms and on social media. From now through Feb. 25, Wake County Public Libraries will participate in an initiative to celebrate this creative explosion and explore what it can tell us about American […]

Do you love poetry? You might want to check out the Jambalaya Soul Slam this weekend. An open slam where poets can compete for a cash prize and a chance to make the 2021 Bull City Slam Team that will represent the Triangle in regional competition in June 2021. The event will be in the […]

Jambalaya Soul Slam presents: New Season Poetry Slam An OUTDOOR & SOCIALLY DISTANCED poetry experience! @ Hayti Heritage Center 804 Old Fayetteville St Durham, NC We are returning to bring the best poets in the area to share their poetry for a cash prize and a chance to make the 2021 Bull City Slam Team. […]

The five 2016 National Student Poet winners presented their work at the White House. Their readings moved First Lady Michelle Obama to tears.

The five 2016 National Student Poet winners presented their work at the White House. Their readings moved First Lady Michelle Obama to tears.

What may not have been a traditional graduation speech has now captured the heart and souls of many.

While most high school seniors live for the last few weeks of school that include prom, bittersweet goodbyes and graduation, one student won't be able to walk down memory lane.

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The death of legendary civil rights leader Julian Bond on August 15th left a community bereft, yet grateful for a life well-lived and legacy that will…

On Saturday, August 3, poets are invited showcase their talent at the Poetry Open Mic Night sponsored by Durham Parks and Recreation. The event will be held at from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at W.D. Hill Recreation Center (1308 Fayetteville Street). All poets are welcome to participate but must arrive no later than 3 […]

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“No one will ever believe you.” These words come from a site called billmurraystories.com and involve everyday people telling tales of how they came to…