raincityslam:

Our host Rose McAleese went to the AWP Conference this past February where she came back with a list of places where you can submit your work. And yes we mean YOU!

You don’t even need to write poetry. All the literary magazines, reviews, and volumes below take all types of writing. Some even take…

Places to submit your writing!

2girlswalkoutofabar:

One of my favorite things about living in Seattle is its brilliant and popular literary scene. There’s fantastic places like Elliott Bay Books, Town Hall, Seattle Arts & Lecture, Richard Hugo House, numerous open mics/slam and many more literary based events.
I have the pleasure of being a frequent MC/host at one of THE best poetry programs in Seattle which is the Rain City Slam. Rain City is a spoken word, slam, open mic, poetry collective that carters to all ages! Truly one of its kind.
Once a month however we do something different, we put on Liner Notes. Liner notes is a show that was inspired by Mashed Poetics by our friendly neighbors to the North, Vancouver B.C. It encourages NEW work by poets while celebrating and paying tribute to our favorite albums. Here’s what happens: An album is randomly chosen. Every track on the album is assigned to a poet. Poets write a new piece inspired by the song they were given.
Rain City does the Liner Note act to mix things up. To break away from the typical routine of competitive poetry shows. I personal love Liner Notes because it’s a great gateway for first timers who are interested in poetry or spoken word.
This month’s Rain City Liner Notes is Beyonce’s “I am.. Sasha Fierce.” Which is going to be so much fun. I am trying to encourage people not only to come but to dress up too! You can either dress up as Beyonce, any former member of Destiny’s Child, Jay Z, Blue Ivy, or a mythical creature because well Beyonce is a mythical creature.
I wanted to highlight this not only because I am hosting it but to intrigue you the reader to try something new. Go to something that is out of your comfort zone. What’s more out there then a Beyonce themed poetry showcase?!
For more info check out the facebook invitations.

This is happening tomorrow! You do NOT want to miss this people.
Info HERE

2girlswalkoutofabar:

One of my favorite things about living in Seattle is its brilliant and popular literary scene. There’s fantastic places like Elliott Bay Books, Town Hall, Seattle Arts & Lecture, Richard Hugo House, numerous open mics/slam and many more literary based events.

I have the pleasure of being a frequent MC/host at one of THE best poetry programs in Seattle which is the Rain City Slam. Rain City is a spoken word, slam, open mic, poetry collective that carters to all ages! Truly one of its kind.

Once a month however we do something different, we put on Liner Notes. Liner notes is a show that was inspired by Mashed Poetics by our friendly neighbors to the North, Vancouver B.C. It encourages NEW work by poets while celebrating and paying tribute to our favorite albums. Here’s what happens: An album is randomly chosen. Every track on the album is assigned to a poet. Poets write a new piece inspired by the song they were given.

Rain City does the Liner Note act to mix things up. To break away from the typical routine of competitive poetry shows. I personal love Liner Notes because it’s a great gateway for first timers who are interested in poetry or spoken word.

This month’s Rain City Liner Notes is Beyonce’s “I am.. Sasha Fierce.” Which is going to be so much fun. I am trying to encourage people not only to come but to dress up too! You can either dress up as Beyonce, any former member of Destiny’s Child, Jay Z, Blue Ivy, or a mythical creature because well Beyonce is a mythical creature.

I wanted to highlight this not only because I am hosting it but to intrigue you the reader to try something new. Go to something that is out of your comfort zone. What’s more out there then a Beyonce themed poetry showcase?!

For more info check out the facebook invitations.

This is happening tomorrow! You do NOT want to miss this people.

Info HERE

buttonpoetry:

Hieu Minh Nguyen - “Southbound”

"When the man outside my apartment pinned me to the sidewalk like a moth between the glass, I was impressed that race had nothing to do with it."

Performing at the November 2013 Soap Boxing Poetry Slam.

Hieu is so kind, so down to earth, and a real ass motherfucker. 

This is just one poem (yes just ONE poem) that shows how talented this poet truly is.

Please, enjoy.

photojojo:

So at first, the photos above totally appear to be the interiors of abandoned buildings. 

But in fact, they’re carefully constructed dioramas built and photographed by Lori Nix using a 8 x 10 inch view camera. 

Dioramas Depict a Post-Apocalyptic World 

via Faith is Torment

Let’s be honest, the first photo isn’t real. Even in post-apocalyptic world sneaker collectors would get theirs. 

They have been planing for this day for years.

Movers & Shakers a side #JordanYear Project.

voicemailpoems:


Sample by Rose McAleese

James Brown
Steps
on
stage.

He
is carved from midnight’s marble.
He turns to his right-hand man,
Clyde “Funky Drummer” Stubblefield
and says:

“Kick a little something Clyde!”

Clyde, bursting from his love and joy of all that is rhythm and blues,
beats the drums with such ease.
Like God told him to play,
Like he was God playing the drums.

The sound that came out
was
pure “Cold
Sweat.”

It’s flesh ran naked in that arena:

A classic in the making.

The record
skips,
The record
            skips,
The record skips a few years…

And Hip Hop shows up late; but looks good.
Does not make eye contact with anyone in the room,
afraid someone might notice,
“Umm, excuse me, he isn’t from around these parts.

Hip Hop
was given all the hand-me-downs,
but learned to but swag back in all the stitches.
 
Everything was fine
until someone noticed the similarities of once-was.

Hip Hop, you kicked a little too much dust up off those records,
And even Midas knows the price you got to pay for the touch.

These samples aren’t free!
(I would worry if I was you, Mr. Biz Markie)

In 2004,
Brian Burton
took the Jay-Z’s Black Album and The Beatles White Album
and made The Gray Album.

EMI record company,
pockets all of sudden feeling very…
empty,
decides to sue this nobody
for all that he’s worth.
In fact, this plan backfires and they pull this kid,
this nobody,
this fan,
this lover of pure music into the limelight
to be loved and admired.

The Beatles,
angry by all that has been “taken” from them,
have a song called Revolution 9,
which is 9 minutes of remixed, mastered, and sampled sounds.

Andy Warhol
can paint someone else’s photos,
even took a soup can to stop himself from being a starving artist.

Shakespeare,
took take the frame of an tragic Italian love story
slapped his name on it and made it his own.

Disney had the audacity
to take your beloved fairy tales,
add some color,
re-animate them
and walk their asses to the bank.

Because this generation knows:
The best artists do not copy,
they steal!

And History is nothing more than a 12-year-old boy with bad acne
and a serious s-s-s-s-stuttering problem
who’s been told one too many times to
“Learn from your mistakes.”

It is one thing to pull from your inspiration
It is another thing to be the man’s tracing paper.

As poets,
as writers,
–fuck it–
as people,
we sample all that time.

Sample like
ribcage,
advice your grandmother once told you,
or the weight of atlas.

Nothing is holy,
Nothing is scared,
Nothing should be owned.

However,
it should be recognized,
respected
and thanked.

This evening, Clyde Flunky Drummer is doing me the honor of playing my outro,
a sample of all my favorite Kanye West—
pardon me, I mean “Frankenstein”—tunes.”

Clyde,
who’s own original sound has been copied on over 100 different songs,
has yet to see a penny.

But for the record,
he wants nothing in return but a simple
“Thank You”

Oh Wait! That’s me :)

popculturebrain:

First Look at Taylor Swift on ‘New Girl’ | EW

Well. On the subject of Taylor…

popculturebrain:

First Look at Taylor Swift on ‘New Girl’ | EW

Well. On the subject of Taylor…

hey! That’s me. HEY! That’s my book!

Hey! I love Rachel McKibbens. And poet.

(Source: rachelmckibbens)

wolffolinsblog:

About the internship:

We’re looking for two crazy, innovative, digital savvy Design interns. You will work with our team in San Fran.

There are no “junior” designers at Wolff Olins. Even our interns require a certain instinct and raw skill from the start. The work we aim to deliver is…

Fellow Interns. I can’t apply, but y’all should. 

Then blog about it… #theintern

(via npr)

back of yo head, is ridiculous!!

back of yo head, is ridiculous!!

(Source: coolkidnextdoor)

imwithkanye:

Same Love. Ignore the SNL stint… Just enjoy Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ NPR tiny desk performance.

Hey! That’s my dear friend and touring mate Mary Lambert on the hook of Same Love. So proud of her! Also Macklemore & Ryan

there isn’t anything new anymore

there isn’t anything new anymore

*clicks reblog button*

*clicks reblog button*

I am going to yell this outside of a club when things get dull.

I am going to yell this outside of a club when things get dull.

(Source: toxictarder, via omarholmon)

kanyewesanderson:

The Life Aquatic / Runaway

My second favorite new tumblr of 2012.