Guess what's happening this coming Wednesday? Andrea Gibson and
Katie Wirsing are coming to Boise! That's right these two talented
ladies will be in the BSU Student Union Building Lookout Room this
Wednesday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 with signups
for the Haiku battle taking place at intermission.
Andrea Gibson has been rousing audiences throughout the United
States and Canada with her poignant message and her genuine interest
in generating change, her words are powerful, compassionate, and
inspiring. She is a queer poet/activist who is "political,
opinionated, and partial to the big issues" (The Westword). Andrea's
poetry deconstructs the foundations of the current political
machine, highlighting issues such as patriarchy, gender norms, white-
supremacy, and capitalist culture. Her words are honest, humble
and "oh my god, I can't believe you said that in public!" (ex-
Katie Wirsing, author of the acclaimed classic play Romeo and
Juliet, decided she'd try her hand at poetry as a member of the
2003, 2004 and, national champion 2006 Denver slam teams, following
a near death bout with Iambic Pentameter. She was propelled into her
new found fame after winning the world championship medal in Jell-o
wrestling. But when she's not writing bios, she usually just sits at
home watching Audrey Hepburn movies and pondering the mysteries of
the universe, while drinking chocolate soy milk. (and she really
does kick ass at Jell-o wrestling)
Don't miss `em!
Also coming up this month is that Monday so many of us suffer
through every other Monday for. Yep, it's time for the Boise Poetry
SlamMonday, February 19th. This month we are psyched to bring you
Jaylee Alde for your slam poetry desires. Jaylee Alde is known as
the Teddy Bear with a razor blade under his tongue, He is a young
prolific poet who commands his audience with grit and grace. A bay
area native and all around slam champion who combines classic verse
with his truthful raw honesty. In St. Louis 2004 at the National
Poetry Slam he placed 2nd in the Individual championships and as a
member of the Berkeley Slam team placed in the top four teams in the
nation. Jaylee is also one of the co-founders of the Asian American
poetry collective, Proletariat Bronze. He's hot!!! he's on
fire...with verse to reckon!
Put it on your
calendars! February 19th Attend the FREE workshop at BSU with Jaylee
Alde at 5:00 and then come to the poetry slam at the Funny Bone
featuring Jaylee Alde at 8:00.
And for further motivation here are the current point standings
after January's slam. Don't forget you earn 4 points for first
place, 3 for second, etc., and also 1 point for attending the pre-
slam workshop. The top 8 poets as of April will be in Finals in May.
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See you there!
1. Andrea Gibson and Katie Wirsing
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
BSU Student Union Building Lookout Room
Doors open at 6:30
Don't forget to sign up for the head to head haiku battle during
2. Performance Poetry Workshop featuring Jaylee Alde
Monday February 19, 2007
BSU Student Union Building Ahfong Room
3. Boise Poetry Slam featuring Jaylee Alde
Open slam, haikusters, and a feature by Jaylee Alde!
Monday, February 19, 2007
The Funny Bone
405 S. 8th Street
Sign-up 7:30, Doors at 8:00 p.m.
21 and up
Thank you to our sponsors!
The Boise Weekly, Lucy's Coffee and Espresso, the Idaho Commission
on the Arts, the Sara Maas Fund in the Idaho Community Commission,
The Boise City Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the