Archive for December 1st, 2011

Flow

Flow
When: Friday February 17th 8pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 419 North Tyler Street

RonAmber Deloney, known to many as Floweasy, native of Dallas, Texas is all about social dialogue.  As a performance poet her work is conversations on street corners and words exchanged in the breezeway – a mix of images rewritten in various places on random things.   She has worked with The Last Poets in Europe and along with black German rapper Khabo and Takeshi Beats released a spoken word/hip hop album entitled Of Brickwalls and Breezeways, which is currently available on Itunes. The second cd, Lilac and Rapeseed, is in the final stages of production.  She holds an M.S.Ed. in Adolescent Education, MA in Art and Public Policy from NYU and BAs in English and German from Austin College.

Co-Hosted by Alexandra Marie and RockBaby

WordSpace Board and Program Committee Member RockBaby, award winning poet, teacher, HBO Def Jam poet and Host of the Dallas Poetry Slam curates a monthly Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Reader Series for WordSpace. Founded in 1994 by Clebo Rainey and his wife Naomi, Dallas Poetry Slam is the oldest and most respected Poetry Slam in the Metroplex. Dallas Poetry Slam is a non-profit organization that promotes the performance and creation of poetry while cultivating literary activities and spoken word events in order to build audience participation, stimulate creativity, awaken minds, foster education, inspire mentoring, encourage artistic statement and engage the DFW community in the revelry of language. Dallas Poetry Slam provides an opportunity for local poets to compete as individuals and with a team on the local, regional and national level. Poets are exposed to art, language and culture from a network of poets and the general population in various cities throughout the United States. As a member of the Dallas Slam Team, one can develop team building, leadership, writing and performance skills along with greater pride as an artist representing the City of Dallas.

Desireé Dallagiacomo

 

Desiree’ Dallagiacomo
When: Friday, January 20th 8pm
Where: Heros: 7402 Greenville Avenue

Desireé is an activist, teacher, writer, performer, and horror film fanatic. She has been a full-time teaching and performing artist since August of 2010. Desireé decided to leave her life in California when WordPlay Teen Writing Project offered her the dream job of teaching poetry in high schools and middle schools full-time. Desiree recently released her first album of spoken word poetry, “Hiding”. Born and raised in Chico, CA, she has made a home in Baton Rouge, LA. Desireé represented Baton Rouge at the National Poetry Slam on Louisiana’s first all-female national slam team. She is Baton Rouge’s current Grand Slam Champion. Desireé is an English major and is founder & curator of the LSU Writing Collective. She is the lead teaching artist for the Baton Rouge Poetry Alliance.

Desireé believes in spoken word and the slam because of what it does for the community. Through her writing, she captures images of what it means to grow up white, poor, and female in a world of color. In a sea of well-crafted masks, she bares everything on stage.

Co-Hosted by Alexandra Marie and RockBaby
WordSpace Board and Program Committee Member RockBaby, award winning poet, teacher, HBO Def Jam poet and Host of the Dallas Poetry Slam curates a monthly Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Reader Series for WordSpace. Founded in 1994 by Clebo Rainey and his wife Naomi, Dallas Poetry Slam is the oldest and most respected Poetry Slam in the Metroplex. Dallas Poetry Slam is a non-profit organization that promotes the performance and creation of poetry while cultivating literary activities and spoken word events in order to build audience participation, stimulate creativity, awaken minds, foster education, inspire mentoring, encourage artistic statement and engage the DFW community in the revelry of language. Dallas Poetry Slam provides an opportunity for local poets to compete as individuals and with a team on the local, regional and national level. Poets are exposed to art, language and culture from a network of poets and the general population in various cities throughout the United States. As a member of the Dallas Slam Team, one can develop team building, leadership, writing and performance skills along with greater pride as an artist representing the City of Dallas. 


Martha Heimberg, Brian Nowlin: Wallace Stevens “Tootings at the Weddings of the Soul Night”

What: Wallace Stevens-“Tootings at the Weddings of the Soul Night”
Who: Martha Heimberg and Brian Nowlin
When: Thursday, February 7, 7 pm
Where: Private Residence, RSVP 214-838-3554, wordspace@wordspace.us
Admission: Members Free, Non Members $10 Suggested

7 pm: Wine & cheese & talk.

7:30 pm: Martha’s intro focuses on earlier work, poet’s joyful and erotic depiction of the natural world and the suddenness of insight in poems like “Floral Decorations for Bananas”, “The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man”, “Martial Cadenza”, “The Well Dressed Man with a Beard”, “Motive for Metaphor”,  and “Sketch of the Ultimate Politician.” (20 min.)

8:00 p.m. Brian Nowlin summarizes the often contradictory world of Stevens scholarship, and focuses on the brilliant late poems that emerge at the intersection of desire, memory and metaphor. Poems include “Large Red Man Reading,” “The World as Meditation,” “Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour,” “A Quiet Normal Life,” and others. (20 min.)

A scholar and poet, Brian Nowlin is a doctoral candidate at the University of Dallas, where he is completing a dissertation on the late poetry of Wallace Stevens, and where he has worked as an adjunct professor of English and as the director of the writing center. 

Martha Heimberg is assistant professor of English at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas, creative writing instructor at Richland College and arts critic for Turtle Creek News and Theater Jones.
Five-time winner of Dallas Press Club’s Katie Award for arts criticism, community affairs and business writing, she has also won the Texas Historic Commission Griffin Award and the Sierra Club Award for writing. She has written over 200 features and reviews on live theater, visual and literary arts, and community affairs for Texas publications, including D Magazine, Texas Monthly, Lone Star Book Review and others. She originated DART’s Poetry in Motion program, a national project placing contemporary and classic poems on buses and trains, and is a founding member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum.


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