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Marc Kelly Smith: Slams and Old Coats

Marc Kelly Smith was born and raised on the Southeast Side of Chicago, near the South Chicago Steel Works, which employed both his grandfather and, briefly, his father.  Smith attended (but didn’t finish) college, married, had three children, and worked … Continue reading

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Marc Smith’s American Eagles

The VIDEO below captures Marc Kelly Smith performing “American Eagles,” one of seven poems he did in a series on tattoo artists. Marc Smith is founder and promoter par excellance of the Slam Poetry Movement, what several critics have dubbed … Continue reading

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Regie Gibson: “the blooz man is i”

Perhaps the most electric slam poet in America, Regie Gibson (b. 1966) has, among many honors, won the 1997 money slam and the 1998 individual slam title.  He and his work have been featured in the Theodore Witcher film love … Continue reading

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