Slam poetry is not your parents’ poetry; it is a way for voices and topics that never get heard to be heard. And not just be heard, but be professed, performed, aloud for ALL to hear. ANGLES is all about that.. and it is coming to St. John Fisher.
Rachel Wiley and Siaara Freeman, renowned slam poets and activists, will perform this Wednesday, 3/20/2019 at 7 pm in Basil Gateway Midlevel. Both poets address issues including racism, gender, sexuality, and body image in their poetry, and do so in deeply personal and provocative ways.
Wiley has been a finalist twice in National Poetry Slam Competitions, and her first full length collection of poems Fat Girl Finishing School was published by Timber Mouse Press in 2014. Her newest collection, Nothing is Okay, was published by Button Poetry in 2018.
Freeman has had her work published in Black Napkin, Glass, Drunk In A Midnight Choir, Pinch, Texas Borderline Review and others. Freeman has even be recognized beyond the United States in Norway, Costa Rica and Canada.