Cloudy Day Art Podcast #47 – Poetry Slam Against Drugs and Violence

This week’s show takes us to “The Poetry Slam Against Drugs and Violence” put on by high school senior and upcoming poet Chris “The Activist” Goins. The event was held at the Emergence Community Arts Collective here in Washington, DC.

It was a great event and I’m looking forward to hearing more from this young man.

Here’s the show’s breakdown:

00:52 The theme for “Second Sunday” for May 14th, is “Architecture and Buildings”
01:43 Da Nawlinz Groove promo
03:54 Background on how I found out about show
04:41 Interview with Chris Goins
13:37 Chris and Derek’s poetical introduction
17:40 Interview with Chris’s mother Tracey
21:03 Excerpts from the poetry show
30:15 Great intro of Chris by the host Tyrell
32:20 Two poems by Chris
38:45 Interview with Chris and Derek’s teachers Ms Murphy and Ms Costello
43:50 My reflections on the evening
44:57 Outro song “Fallen” by 360


Size: 30.4MB
Length: 53:05

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  1. Great show, Will. You’re a poetry journalist! This is a brilliant story you’ve captured here Will. When’s the next show coming out?

  2. Thanks, Simon!
    I actually want to include more of this type of report in future shows. It is rare that poetry events are covered in such a manner.

    NPR-style reports have always captivated me. Look for some of that in the future.

    The next show will be out by the 7th.

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