On Saturday, October 18th #poetryatthedock returns! Free admission! Inside the world famous French Market here in New Orleans. If any artist wants to get on this list holla at myself or @doncreole. This is going to be a fun relaxing semi-outdoor event. BYOB but there will be an abundance of seafood and other tasty things to eat! This is a great event you do NOT want to miss. I mean it’s free and it’s downtown. You can hit bourbon after, the club, garrard, whatever. Make it a date, gathering with friends, or simply come alone and meet new people. There’s something for everyone. ARTISTS please hit me up to get on the list NOW! #frenchmarket #spokenword #poetry #poems #openmic #art #frenchquarters

On Saturday, October 18th #poetryatthedock returns! Free admission! Inside the world famous French Market here in New Orleans. If any artist wants to get on this list holla at myself or @doncreole. This is going to be a fun relaxing semi-outdoor event. BYOB but there will be an abundance of seafood and other tasty things to eat! This is a great event you do NOT want to miss. I mean it’s free and it’s downtown. You can hit bourbon after, the club, garrard, whatever. Make it a date, gathering with friends, or simply come alone and meet new people. There’s something for everyone. ARTISTS please hit me up to get on the list NOW! #frenchmarket #spokenword #poetry #poems #openmic #art #frenchquarters

It’s the second Thursday of the month so you know what that means… 2 for 1 admission into #wordconnections. Two people in for the low price of $5 so tell all your friends to come thru to hear some amazing #spokenword. Spread the word tell all your peeps. Info is on the flyer!

It’s the second Thursday of the month so you know what that means… 2 for 1 admission into #wordconnections. Two people in for the low price of $5 so tell all your friends to come thru to hear some amazing #spokenword. Spread the word tell all your peeps. Info is on the flyer!

Greetings fam take some time (only a few seconds depending on your internet connection) to go and vote me “hottest event promoter of the year” cuz I’m the hottest looking one out of all of the nominees (oh wait they meant the event huh) lol nah real talk go and vote for me. For over a year now I’ve been consistently promoting my weekly event #wordconnections and it has been recognized by the folks over at the @nolahiphopawards panel. I would really appreciate your vote. If I win everyone gets in free the week after! Visit nolahiphopawards.com to place your vote! #nolahiphopawards #neworleans #nola

Greetings fam take some time (only a few seconds depending on your internet connection) to go and vote me “hottest event promoter of the year” cuz I’m the hottest looking one out of all of the nominees (oh wait they meant the event huh) lol nah real talk go and vote for me. For over a year now I’ve been consistently promoting my weekly event #wordconnections and it has been recognized by the folks over at the @nolahiphopawards panel. I would really appreciate your vote. If I win everyone gets in free the week after! Visit nolahiphopawards.com to place your vote! #nolahiphopawards #neworleans #nola

I was nominated “Event Promoter of the Year” for consistently hosting a WEEKLY open mic called #wordconnections. I’m up against some great events. But aye it’d be cool to win. So y’all go vote for me today! Voting starts at 3PM @nolahiphopawards #NOLAHipHopAwards

I was nominated “Event Promoter of the Year” for consistently hosting a WEEKLY open mic called #wordconnections. I’m up against some great events. But aye it’d be cool to win. So y’all go vote for me today! Voting starts at 3PM @nolahiphopawards #NOLAHipHopAwards

Soooo myself and  #wordconnections was nominated  for “Hottest Event Promoter of The Year”

Soooo myself and #wordconnections was nominated for “Hottest Event Promoter of The Year”

Fundraiser happening this evening at the McKenna Museum! Y’all be sure to come thru. Poetry & visual art

Fundraiser happening this evening at the McKenna Museum! Y’all be sure to come thru. Poetry & visual art

This Thursday @ #wordconnections I’m honored to announce that we have a poet from Puerto Rico and a poet from Boston featuring. Here’s some info on them! 

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Cecilia Llompart is a poet, translator, and educator from Puerto Rico. Her first collection, The Wingless, was published in 2014 by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems have also appeared in TriQuarterly, The Caribbean Writer, and WomenArts Quarterly Review, and can be found online on poets.org. Most recently, she has served as guest editor for Matter: A Journal of Political Poetry and Commentary. She likes to raise awareness about how difficult it is to support oneself as a working artist, and will give a poetry reading to anyone who will donate their time. Some of her most notable impromptu readings were at the Bread and Puppet Theater, on a sailboat on the Puget Sound, and at Stonehenge. 


Devi K. Lockwood is a poet, folklorist, and touring cyclist from Boston. She recently completed a book-length manuscript, There Are No Straight Lines, inspired by stories people told her along the banks of the Mississippi. Over the course of the next year (October 2014-September 2015) she will bike and travel in Fiji, Tuvalu, New Zealand, and the U.K. to collect stories about water and climate change with support from a Gardner & Shaw Postgraduate Traveling Fellowship. She is starting to blog about the process at www.onebikeoneyear.wordpress.com.  

5363 Franklin Ave. x doors open for 6pm show starts at 8pm x $5 #spokenword #neworleans #openmic #nola

This Thursday @ #wordconnections I’m honored to announce that we have a poet from Puerto Rico and a poet from Boston featuring. Here’s some info on them!


Cecilia Llompart is a poet, translator, and educator from Puerto Rico. Her first collection, The Wingless, was published in 2014 by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems have also appeared in TriQuarterly, The Caribbean Writer, and WomenArts Quarterly Review, and can be found online on poets.org. Most recently, she has served as guest editor for Matter: A Journal of Political Poetry and Commentary. She likes to raise awareness about how difficult it is to support oneself as a working artist, and will give a poetry reading to anyone who will donate their time. Some of her most notable impromptu readings were at the Bread and Puppet Theater, on a sailboat on the Puget Sound, and at Stonehenge.


Devi K. Lockwood is a poet, folklorist, and touring cyclist from Boston. She recently completed a book-length manuscript, There Are No Straight Lines, inspired by stories people told her along the banks of the Mississippi. Over the course of the next year (October 2014-September 2015) she will bike and travel in Fiji, Tuvalu, New Zealand, and the U.K. to collect stories about water and climate change with support from a Gardner & Shaw Postgraduate Traveling Fellowship. She is starting to blog about the process at www.onebikeoneyear.wordpress.com.

5363 Franklin Ave. x doors open for 6pm show starts at 8pm x $5 #spokenword #neworleans #openmic #nola

I hope y’all ready my bro @smutdapoet has some hear for y’all on the 20th 
Smut Da Poet Presents: 
T.H.U.G. (Talented Hardworking Understanding Gentleman)
EP SHOWCASE

Smut Da Poet has been working extremely hard on this new project that will bring together a bunch of Talented Gentlemen to share their gifts with the world in a way never seen before, every poem and song will feature a singer, this all male cast will not disappoint.

Smut will be performing all of these new poems and songs with a Live Band

Also Performing Live On Stage: 
John Lacarbiere, Rahim Glaspy, Andre Love, C-Dash, Dave Lemon, Brandon Labeaux, Shade, T3, Buzy & C. Perkins, Elliot Luv and More 

Saturday September 20, 2014 
Cafe Istanbul 
2372 St. Claude Ave. NOLA

Doors Open 10pm
Tickets $10 Adv & $15 Door
For More Info Contact 
Smut 504-307-3852

I hope y’all ready my bro @smutdapoet has some hear for y’all on the 20th
Smut Da Poet Presents:
T.H.U.G. (Talented Hardworking Understanding Gentleman)
EP SHOWCASE

Smut Da Poet has been working extremely hard on this new project that will bring together a bunch of Talented Gentlemen to share their gifts with the world in a way never seen before, every poem and song will feature a singer, this all male cast will not disappoint.

Smut will be performing all of these new poems and songs with a Live Band

Also Performing Live On Stage:
John Lacarbiere, Rahim Glaspy, Andre Love, C-Dash, Dave Lemon, Brandon Labeaux, Shade, T3, Buzy & C. Perkins, Elliot Luv and More

Saturday September 20, 2014 
Cafe Istanbul
2372 St. Claude Ave. NOLA

Doors Open 10pm
Tickets $10 Adv & $15 Door
For More Info Contact
Smut 504-307-3852

Hey John! Are there any upcoming poetry events soon? Do you guys still have Word Connections weekly?
Anonymous

Yes we do still have word connections weekly. every thursday at The JuJu bag cafe. 5363 Franklin ave. doors open at 6pm show starts at 8pm. admission is $5

#wordconnections this Thursday will be 2 for 1 admission. That’s right two people can get in at the low price of $5. Also we will be doing a food drive for the homeless so if you can bring non perishable food items for the homeless. If you love poetry and spoken word this is the weekly spot to be at here in New Orleans. #spokenword #poetry #neworleans #poem #openmic #nola

#wordconnections this Thursday will be 2 for 1 admission. That’s right two people can get in at the low price of $5. Also we will be doing a food drive for the homeless so if you can bring non perishable food items for the homeless. If you love poetry and spoken word this is the weekly spot to be at here in New Orleans. #spokenword #poetry #neworleans #poem #openmic #nola

Snippit of me performing a poem for Angela Bassett @ #wordconnections… Fellas envy me… 😎

New #poem #ShortSkirts #FirstDraft

They say she lacks self respect 
So why respect her?
That the length of her dress is reason enough to shorten her breath 
Bruise her flesh to where not even makeup could cover up what she rarely covers… Since her outer body isn’t a mystery, she’s inviting men (and women) to spray graffiti all over the walls of her inner temple as if she’s an abandoned building 
Possibly once one of those abandoned children 
Or love has abandoned her 
But for now let’s say she’s not
Not even broken or lost 
She just likes to dress sexy 
So…
Saying No is forbidden…
It’s always yes… I mean… Look at how she’s dressed… She’s asking for it, right? 
Like… The victim should find ways to not be a victim 
Never mind the system doing a better job with crime and finding ways for criminals not to continuously commit them… This is the world we live in
Nudity is taboo 
Sexuality is confused 
So cover yourself up or don’t scream rape…
Wait… So there’s levels to being abused
Like a woman loses her choice 
If her ass is out 
She has no right to fight 
If she’s drunk, half dressed, and it’s late at night…
Her voice should be silenced to violence 
Cuz she’s been twerking for hours 
And you saw her underwear or lack there of in the club 
She clearly wanted to hump like she’s getting over a long Wednesday 
And sex with a random person would help her forget Thursday 
Cuz it’s Friday 
You’re dressed nice 
You’re with your boys 
She’s easy… (So you thought)
So you thought how could this “hoe”
Tell you no… And if she did she really means yes 
On some Robin Thicke ish… All you really know is you want it
Reverting back to your animalistic ways 
No means no no matter who is saying it…
I don’t care if she’s a prostitute or stripper and you just tipped her 
I mean where do some people get off with this false privilege. 
And those who say she got what she deserved are worse. 
I mean…
Women are being killed, raped, hurt…
Just because of the length of their skirt… #poetry #poet

New #poem #ShortSkirts #FirstDraft

They say she lacks self respect
So why respect her?
That the length of her dress is reason enough to shorten her breath
Bruise her flesh to where not even makeup could cover up what she rarely covers… Since her outer body isn’t a mystery, she’s inviting men (and women) to spray graffiti all over the walls of her inner temple as if she’s an abandoned building
Possibly once one of those abandoned children
Or love has abandoned her
But for now let’s say she’s not
Not even broken or lost
She just likes to dress sexy
So…
Saying No is forbidden…
It’s always yes… I mean… Look at how she’s dressed… She’s asking for it, right?
Like… The victim should find ways to not be a victim
Never mind the system doing a better job with crime and finding ways for criminals not to continuously commit them… This is the world we live in
Nudity is taboo
Sexuality is confused
So cover yourself up or don’t scream rape…
Wait… So there’s levels to being abused
Like a woman loses her choice
If her ass is out
She has no right to fight
If she’s drunk, half dressed, and it’s late at night…
Her voice should be silenced to violence
Cuz she’s been twerking for hours
And you saw her underwear or lack there of in the club
She clearly wanted to hump like she’s getting over a long Wednesday
And sex with a random person would help her forget Thursday
Cuz it’s Friday
You’re dressed nice
You’re with your boys
She’s easy… (So you thought)
So you thought how could this “hoe”
Tell you no… And if she did she really means yes
On some Robin Thicke ish… All you really know is you want it
Reverting back to your animalistic ways
No means no no matter who is saying it…
I don’t care if she’s a prostitute or stripper and you just tipped her
I mean where do some people get off with this false privilege.
And those who say she got what she deserved are worse.
I mean…
Women are being killed, raped, hurt…
Just because of the length of their skirt… #poetry #poet

Been happy for so long I was a fool to think it’d last forever… That black cloud’ll remind you about the bad weather… I have a choice 
Run away 
Or stick it out this time… Make sure I do it cuz I want to 
Not for the vine… Cuz social media will eat you if you let it… I’m far too malnourished to be treated like I’m breakfast… So check it… I message God every day
Pray for an answer…
Strength
Even a stand up guy falls when he’s trampled
Mufasa… Man I was
Young Simba 
Losing pops in Katrina 
Water came through like antelope 
Lion kingdom… was destroyed… The void 
The void 
The noise 
The voices in my head 
While I’m fighting his death between some legs… Trying to be a better man than he ever was 
Showing women extra love 
I know what’s it’s like to not have enough… I been through hell and felt a lot of bad energy 
So much that even my demons would show sympathy…
I do my best to stay strong tho… And pray that God be protection when traveling up the wrong road… #thoughtswritteninrhyme

Been happy for so long I was a fool to think it’d last forever… That black cloud’ll remind you about the bad weather… I have a choice
Run away
Or stick it out this time… Make sure I do it cuz I want to
Not for the vine… Cuz social media will eat you if you let it… I’m far too malnourished to be treated like I’m breakfast… So check it… I message God every day
Pray for an answer…
Strength
Even a stand up guy falls when he’s trampled
Mufasa… Man I was
Young Simba
Losing pops in Katrina
Water came through like antelope
Lion kingdom… was destroyed… The void
The void
The noise
The voices in my head
While I’m fighting his death between some legs… Trying to be a better man than he ever was
Showing women extra love
I know what’s it’s like to not have enough… I been through hell and felt a lot of bad energy
So much that even my demons would show sympathy…
I do my best to stay strong tho… And pray that God be protection when traveling up the wrong road… #thoughtswritteninrhyme

A poem…  #poetry #igpoet #igpoetry #minipoem #micropoetry #love #share #think #create #art #wordconnections #read #poet #

A poem… #poetry #igpoet #igpoetry #minipoem #micropoetry #love #share #think #create #art #wordconnections #read #poet #

A poem… #poetry #instapoem #poet #art #igpoetry #igpoet #micropoetry #minipoem #read #share #love

A poem… #poetry #instapoem #poet #art #igpoetry #igpoet #micropoetry #minipoem #read #share #love