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Not Your Typical Poetry Event.

Tired of tired rhyme schemes? Sick of lovesick poets reading sappy R&B-esque lyrics? It’s time to give The Philadelphia Poetry Slam at PhilaMOCA (531 North 12th Street), a try on Friday December 7th. Poetry workshop 7:30, doors 8:30, slam 9:00.

PRLog - Dec. 1, 2012 - PHILADELPHIA -- Tired of tired rhyme schemes? Sick of lovesick poets reading sappy R&B-esque lyrics? Haven’t been to a poetry slam since seeing five bad Saul Williams impressions in a row?  It’s time to give The Philadelphia Poetry Slam at PhilaMOCA, a try on Friday December 7th.  

Philadelphia’s poetry scene is experiencing a resurgence. The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam, Philadelphia Magazine’s Best Literary Activity of 2012, is a rising glitterary, handmade, local star. On Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 531 North 12th Street (12th and Spring Garden), a poetry workshop begins at 7:30, slam sign up begins at 8:30, and the show starts at 9pm sharp.

The poetry slam, a competition between poets judged by members of the audience is open to all performers, of any age. You may hear a poem about the grammatical correctness of Lil’ Wayne metaphors or the charm of a city sunrise.  

December 7th‘s out of town feature is Caroline Rothstein. Rothstein was a member of the 2010 Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team, which placed second at the National Poetry Slam in 2010. Rothstein is the author of After Leo Tolstoy (the 19th century Russian writer) and has had a video of one of her poems tweeted by Lady Gaga.

From 7:30 to 8:30pm, Caroline Rothstein facilitates a writing workshop that is free for attendees of The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam. At 9 sharp, Rothstein performs a set original work. Local spotlight Manchilde will perform between rounds of the slam.

“Imagine a subdued, finger snapping, incense burning poetry event, we are not it” says co-host and ‘08 & ‘09 Philadelphia Grand Slam Poetry Champion Alyesha "Ms." Wise. “We have fun, we dance, we gently heckle and we get excited about good writers and performers.” Says co-host Jacob Winterstein.

The Pigeon's web series of 1 on 1 Street Slams is available on YouTube. Watch the first episode of the 2nd season. Winners get a guaranteed spot in The Philadelphia Poetry Slam. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfn_CrY1Hdc

For more information, visit www.thephillypigeon.com.

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