I attended the BRIC Poetry Slam semi-finals tonight in Brooklyn and my mind is still whirling. The 4 winners of this slam are picked for the Brooklyn team that will head to The International Slam Competition. So many unique voices in the room, it was hard to hone in on just one, but it was the featured artist that spun me into metaphoric malaise. His name is Brandon Alexander Williams from the west side of Chicago and it is he that within 3 poems made me want a child, hug my mama, write everyday, and start a revolution. I absorbed and will be curating and putting together a night of dynamic storytellers before the year is out, with his showmanship as my azimuth.
Can't wait to see the Brooklyn squad heart punch the world in the feels come slam season!!! #BKallday #BKPoetrySlam #KeepWriting #writebloody #writetofight