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Going from Introvert to Slam Poet: Inside the Bayou City Poetry Slam Fest

(L-R: Poets Savannah Blue and Rain. Photo: Catherine Lu, Houston Public Media) Slam poetry performers from around the country are converging on Houston Friday and Saturday (March 24-25, 2017) for the Bayou City Poetry Slam Festival at the Houston Community College Performing Arts Center and the Alley Theatre. Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu talked with […]

(L-R) Slam poets Savannah Blue and Rain. Photo: Catherine Lu, Houston Public Media

(L-R:Â Poets Savannah Blue and Rain. Photo: Catherine Lu, Houston Public Media)

Slam poetry performers from around the country are converging on Houston Friday and Saturday (March 24-25, 2017) for the Bayou City Poetry Slam Festival at the Houston Community College Performing Arts Center and the Alley Theatre.

Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu talked with Savannah Blue and Rain, two organizers of the event who are also local slam poets. They talk about how they conquered their fears to write and perform onstage and about the wide range of issues often addressed in slam poetry — including racism, sexism, domestic violence, politics and social justice.

MORE: Full Poems and Extended Interview with Savannah Blue and Rain (Houston Public Media, March 22, 2017)

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