Monthly Archives: June 2011

Spoken Word New York… the word is out.

The only English-language open mic in New York City. Poètes, écrivains, chanteurs—everyone gets five minutes to perform their chosen medium to a drunk and receptive audience. Based on the popular novel Spoken Word in Paris, curated by the inimitable brigands … Continue reading

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SPOKEN WORD 20/06/2011 Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday…

Sepideh Soltaninia opened with her poem: “Alexandra”:“This is the history century old bridges tell of a country who hides its bruises in reserves and downtown cores. Whose bridges serve as bars with 8 am calls, so next time my feet … Continue reading

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Video of Mona Jean Cedar, featured reader on June 6, 2011

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SPOKENWORD 13-6-2011 The goodbyes begin… the ghosts arrive

by David.Photos by Adele. Zach & Esmerelda Nearly the end of the season. Though SpokenWord will continue through the summer, so many new friends who will be gone soon.Sam brought roses, rewriting the script, raving & ranting, red petalled. Maxime … Continue reading

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Halitosis of the Soul

Thanks to Laure for recording my poem here

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Summer dates for SpokenWord

We’re running every Monday till the end of June.Then July 11th and 25th. August 8th and 22nd.i.e. every second MondayThe July 25th night will also be part of the launch for the Strangers in Paris anthology. DavidPhoto by Laure

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Sonnet XXIV by Georgina Emerson

But, Alberto, I would have your babyand I’ll fall into your manly-hairy armsto embrace for the whole world to seeeyes dazzling at our mutual charms And we’ll have the most convenient weddingwe’ll dance on groups squish them between our toesavoid … Continue reading

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SPOKEN WORD 2011-06-06 After Le Grand Slam

Report by Alberto, this guy: To see all of Adèle’s amazing photos from the night click here. After one week of Grand Slam, the World Champion is Quebecoise, the French Champion is Belgian, the National Team Champion is Nantes. The … Continue reading

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SPOKEN WORD 2011-05-30 Hothousing poets

Report by David.To see all of Adèle’s amazing photos from the night Click here. Anyway, it was hot. Damn hot and busy, full of poets in the Culture Rapide, the week that Gil Scott Heron died (”A poet who took poetry back … Continue reading

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