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Razzle Dazzle Poetry (ft. Major Jackson) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #1
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Razzle Dazzle Poetry (ft. Major Jackson) The Poet Speaks Podcast Season 6 Episode #1

Welcome to Season 6 of The Poet Speaks Podcast! For our season opener, we have Major Jackson! Major Jackson is the author of six books of poetry, including Razzle Dazzle: New & Selected Poems (2023), The Absurd Man (2020), Roll Deep (2015), Holding Company (2010), Hoops (2006), and Leaving Saturn (2002), which won a Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. His edited volumes include: Best American Poetry 2019, Renga for Obama, and Library of America’s Countee Cullen: Collected Poems. He is also the author of A Beat Beyond: The Selected Prose of Major Jackson edited by Amor Kohli and the host of celebrated poetry podcast The Slowdown, which can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all other podcast platforms. Jackson is a recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. He has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Jackson’s poems and essays have been published in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Orion Magazine, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry London and many distinguished journals. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University. He also serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review. Major's links: https://www.majorjackson.com/ Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspeakspodcast/ And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE! Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF... Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/services
The Poet Queen in Chucks (ft. Lala DeVille) Poet Speaks Podcast Season 5 Episode #6
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The Poet Queen in Chucks (ft. Lala DeVille) Poet Speaks Podcast Season 5 Episode #6

Check out Amanda's conversation with LaLa DeVille! Lala is a writer, poet, spoken word artist and self published author from  Compton Ca, currently residing in Long Beach, Ca. Known for performing in Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoes and being dubbed "The Queen in Chucks," LaLa has been a featured poet for Kevin's Cause Suicide Prevention And Awareness 5K run in 2016, S.W.A.A.M. Spoken Word Art and Music, The 2018 Pan African Film Festival Spoken Word Fest, Soul Sundays , The Speak Easy, The Griot Cafe, Poets & Allies, Rapp Saloon, Smoke Screen, Lyrical Rhythms L.A. and The P.O.W. (Power of Words) Open Mic. In 2018, LaLa completed a book tour in Chicago, Ill where she featured for "At Ease Sundays" and "Epic Night Open Mic." She also worked with spoken word artist Blaq Ice in the studio, performing on the poetry compilation track "Beauty & Lyrical Beast." In May 2019, she performed along with Chicago poets Hood Raised and Darling Mikki, in Las Vegas and Los Angeles for V.O.C.A.L. (Voices of Chicago, California and Las Vegas) where she was one of the featured artists. In 2022, LaLa released her debut CD, "LaLa DeVille's G-Funk Poetry," a hybrid mix of poetry and rap with hard hitting G-Funk type beats. Lala's Links:  https://www.mslaladeville.com/ Be sure to check out The Poet Speaks Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepoetspea... And listen to , The Poet Speaks Podcast, on the go on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE! Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/1cM1rdF... Did you know The Poet Speaks is also Amanda's touring global workshop? She teaches people all about how to make, create and the history of Spoken Word and Indigenous oral traditions! To make a booking for The Poet Speaks Workshop with your organization, apply for mentorships with Amanda, book interviews, as well as writing consultations, please use this link: https://www.amandaeke.com/services
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