Progressive Graffiti

Slam Poetry takes on Rape Culture

Terisa Siagatonu and Rudy Francisco performing for Hollywood’s Da Poetry Lounge during semifinals at the 2013 National Poetry Slam. DPL ended up taking 2nd in the tournament.

Button Poetry YouTube Channel

Who actually wrote this poem? I don’t know.

Here’s another good one: Pages Matam performing “Piñata” (NPS 2013).

What, exactly, is Slam Poetry? Read “What to Expect at a Poetry Slam” at

About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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