The Poetry Gods
About This Show
The Poetry Gods are here to show you how to not be wack in 2016 & beyond. Interviews and stories about the people behind the poems. You don't have to love poetry to love the show. Hosted by Aziza Barnes, Jon Sands, and José Olivarez. Artwork by Jess X. Chen. If you dig the show, share the link.
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Season 2, Episode 7 Featuring Nicole Shanté
2 days ago
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7 of The Poetry Gods! We realized many of the poetry podcasts we listened to were wildly dull. Hyper self-serious, self-agrandizing, and totally exclusive to high academic circles. That’s not the way the three of us know or love poetry. It’s also not the way any of our homies and idols dig into this craft. Poets are fucking hilarious. Joyful and absurd, with stories for days. We hear them at the bar, during their banter at the reading. We wanted to hear it in a podcast. So we made one.
On this episode of The Poetry Gods, we talk to Nicole Shanté about writing her debut choreopoem "another goddamn lesbian movie" SHOWING FRIDAY JUNE 30th: 8PM - 9:30PM
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NICOLE SHANTÉ BIO:
nicole shanté is definitely the quiet one yo mama warned you about. Currently residing in Brooklyn, this cluster of Midwest accents and Southern hospitality writes, dances, and teaches from a black queer womanist lens. The choreopoet is a recipient of fellowships from Poets House, Willow Arts Alliance, The Poetry Project, & Cave Canem. She was also a contributing staff writer for Sula Collective and a Writer-in-Performance at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Brooklyn Arts Council awarded her a 2017 Local Arts Grant to write, produce, direct, & choreograph another goddamn lesbian movie / a choreopoem. She will be entering the University of Pittsburgh’s MFA Poetry program on full scholarship this fall. She believes Gucci Mane is the hood’s Shakespeare, yellow is your favorite color's favorite color, and ice cream > _________________.
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