SPOKEN WORD POETRY RESIDENCY

SPOKEN WORD POETRY RESIDENCY

William Kelley School, Veteran's Home, Silver Bay Library
Monday April 15, 2019 - Thursday April 18, 2019 08:30am-08:30pm
This Willam Kelley Spoken Word Residency for 11th and 12th grade students plus the Public Library program have been generously supported by the Rosemary & David Good Family Foundation. Cove Point Resort has given a discount on a room for the artist. The Arts Board appreciates being able to collaborate with COMPAS, the Silver Bay Public Library and the Veteran's Home for this residency and related activities.

SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE aims to inspire, uplift and open doors to possibility and imagination with an invitation to self-discovery through meditations on community, history, and the expression of pure imagination.

See More will lead English students in exploring the power of spoken word. Per Wikipedia, "Spoken word is a performance art that is word-based. It is an oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of word play such as intonation and voice inflection. It is a "catchall" term that includes any kind of poetry recited aloud, including poetry readings, poetry slams, jazz poetry, and hip hop, and can include comedy routines and prose monologues.[1] Although spoken word can include any kind of poetry read aloud, it is different from written poetry in that how it sounds is often one of the main components. Unlike written poetry it has less to do with physical on the page aesthetics and more to do with phonaesthetics, or the aesthetics of sound."

In addition to the four days with students, See More will also hold a public writing workshop at the Silver Bay Library, Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 p.m. and a short demonstration at the Veteran's Home, Wednesday, April 17, 4:00 p.m. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST
This is Boom-Bap from the stars at the pyramids. A dance party with indigenous kings, quantum physicists, and your little cousins. These are lyrics that school, uplift and capture the imagination. They reprimand wackness. This is the love story between heritage and irreverence, the make out session between education and rebellion. A fist fight between what is and whats possible. A heavy blow from sound logic upon hateful ignorance. Love over fear.

SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE has been described as a “Chicago Institution”, “Walking creativity”
and “The hardest working, most unjustly slept on artist in the Twin Cities”….This award winning hip hopper is a Twin Cities Native, Chicago transplant, MC, Poet, Producer, Engineer, Educator, Visual Artist, Actor, Thinker, Lover and one heck of a cook. He received a 2013 VERVE Grant from Intermedia Arts, a 2017 Cedar Commission from The Cedar Cultural Center, and was a semi-finalist of the Saint Paul Challenge for the Million dollar idea to make Saint Paul Great.

SEE MORE is currently on the TruArtSpeaks and COMPAS Arts MN artist rosters teaching rap, spoken word, hip hop music production, and social justice. He serves on the board of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, where he is excited to continue to find new ways to connect with and contribute to Minnesota’s art and music scenes.

SEE has done years of youth work through hip hop and spoken word dealing with social justice, identity, and community engagement issues, has performed at countless venues and festivals and spoken at and facilitated workshops at various social justice
Conferences And Retreats

He has shared stages with the likes of Brother Ali, Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets, Dead
Prez, Sage Francis, Michal Franti, Atmosphere, De La Soul, The White Stripes and many more.


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