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Philly Pigeon Poetry Slam
Start Date: 3/6/2020Start Time: 8:30 PM
End Date: 3/6/2020End Time: 11:00 PM

Event Description

Join us at the Pearlstein Gallery on March 6th for an evening of poetry with the Philly Pigeon! A poetry slam is a competition between poets performing original work judged by members of the audience. This poetry slam is organized by Jacob Winterstein, Kai Davis, and Jasmine Combs, Come watch, perform, or judge! 

The author of Carnival (NOT A CULT media), Alyesha Wise is a poet, teaching artist & TEDx speaker from Camden, N.J. Alyesha currently resides in Los Angeles where she is the co-founder of Spoken Literature Art Movement – an organization providing poetry education and extensive programming for poets, and a teaching artist for Street Poets – a non-profit mostly serving juvenile injustice-involved youth. Alyesha served as the Da Poetry Lounge Slam team head coach from 2017-18, co-coaching both teams to final stage at The National Poetry Slam. She also served as the Get Lit – Words Ignite youth slam team co-coach from 2014-2017. Wise is a 2-time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist and has been featured on different platforms and publications such as Huffington Post, Bustle, Afropunk, PBS, POPSUGAR, Buzzfeed, Free Speech TV and more. She has collaborated with The Nantucket Project, the ACLU of Southern California, Brave New Films and additional major platforms, having featured in the Google Interstellar Project, in conjunction with the hit film Interstellar. Ron Howard once wrote about Alyesha's work, "Very Powerful."

Poets wishing to compete should arrive before 8:40PM to put their names in the hat. Poets who put their name in the hat pay $5. At 9:00PM poets names will be picked out of the hat. If more than 13 poets put their name in the hat there will be a Haiku slam off at 8:45PM to determine who gets to slam. Some poets will be pre-selected.

Workshop: 7-8PM
Doors: 8:30PM
Show starts: 9PM Sharp

All reserved seats must be claimed by 8:55PM. At 8:55PM all unclaimed reserved seats will be open to other attendees. All ages are welcome, adult content expected.

The Pearlstein Gallery is located at 3401 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 – visit our website for more information on our upcoming events!

Contact Information:
Name: Pearlstein Gallery
Phone: 215-895-2548
Email: gallery@drexel.edu
Portrait of Alyesha Wise
3401 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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