1. Austin's spoken word performers take center stage as part of KLRU's focus on the arts. Also known as "slam poetry," spoken word is an oral performance of extemporaneous or composed pieces of free poetry. Austin has a number of venues that present spoken word, and this program highlights the ranging styles of poets at an all-age program hosted monthly at Mitchie's Gallery. Notably, this event features several artists who were involved with the Austin Neo Soul Team that placed 4th in the 2010 National Poetry Slam.

    This Spoken 4 All event took place on October 23, 2010, at Mitchie's Gallery in Austin, Texas.

    Spoken 4 All producers:
    Joyce Adejumo
    Herman Mason

    Performers:
    Brently Caballero
    Brian Francis
    Laura Riddell
    La-Love Robinson
    Allen Small
    Stacie Williams, emcee

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  2. A former Teacher of the Year at Norman Elementary School in Austin, Zenobia C. Joseph is an educational consultant and policy advocate. A+ WRITERS Consulting, her business, provides tutoring, workshops, ghostwriting, and editing services. Besides creating poetry that compels, Ms. Joseph has published her research in Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy that focused on the “I-35 Divide Conundrum: Can a True Community-University Partnership Grant Austin’s Gifted/Talented K-12 African-American Males Access to College?" Ms. Joseph remains committed to improving access and equity for the next generation of minority scholars through testimony before the 82nd Texas Legislature Regular Session on academic advising, veterans’ issues, and safeguards for due process rights in higher education.

    "Never-Ending Noose" was performed on October 23, 2010, at a regular Spoken 4 All event at Mitchie's Gallery in Austin, Texas.

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  3. "Poem in the Key of Mel" was performed on October 23, 2010, at a regular Spoken 4 All event at Mitchie's Gallery in Austin, Texas.

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  4. "Untitled" was performed on October 23, 2010, at a regular Spoken 4 All event at Mitchie's Gallery in Austin, Texas.

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  5. This poem was performed on October 23, 2010, at a regular Spoken 4 All event at Mitchie's Gallery in Austin, Texas.

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Austin's spoken word performers take center stage as part of KLRU's focus on the arts. Also known as "slam poetry," spoken word is an oral performance of extemporaneous or composed pieces of free poetry. Austin has a number of venues that present spoken


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Austin's spoken word performers take center stage as part of KLRU's focus on the arts. Also known as "slam poetry," spoken word is an oral performance of extemporaneous or composed pieces of free poetry. Austin has a number of venues that present spoken word, and this program highlights the ranging styles of poets at an all-age program hosted monthly at Mitchie's Gallery. This event features several artists who were involved with the Austin Neo Soul Team that placed 4th in the 2010 National Poetry Slam.

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