Jan 15, 2011

The Long-Promised Slam Video

I was elated to win the jDeal.com ambassadorship with my words of poetry, so, inspired by that, I decided to hit up a local slam poetry thing in Teaneck that I happened to spot on Twitter of all places. It turned out to be more of a poetry "reading" than a slam, but the girl before me did the serious memorized slam thing that I'm used to, and I got up and did my paper-read slams the best I could. I did two poems, and I give you one here. I used to have the first one I did memorized, and this one, in the video, as I mention, hasn't been read before. This is probably the fifth incarnation of the poem, but I think it went really well.

My next goal? Hitting up some slam poetry venues in New York City, where slam has been alive in well since 1989. Wish me luck!




Chavi Goes Slamming from Chaviva Galatz on Vimeo.

8 comments:

koshercritternyc said...

cute!

Suburban Sweetheart said...

This. Is. AWESOME. Way to go.

Anna said...

Awesome. More of this please! Your delivery is great.

shoshana said...

Wow, great! More please!

Mordechai Y. Scher said...

NIce. But why do you think slams started only in '89? They go back in some form at least to 'beat' days of the 50s, AFAIK.

Chaviva said...

@Mordechai Actually slam poetry is credited with having begun in 1984.

Gana said...

Great! You should go here:

http://www.nuyorican.org/

Glutenfreebay.com said...

I second the Nuyorican suggestion.

I actually have met Daphne Gottlieb and seen her read because she's good friends of some of my good poet friends in the Bay Area (where I lived for many years), so random hearing you mention her name!

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