Watch the news clip about Utah’s local slam poetry scene and check out the interview with Jesse Parent.
If you’ve never been to a SLC slam poetry event, you're missing out' even if you don't consider yourself a lover of poetry, these events are pretty interactive, engaging and entertaining. Not to mention, Jesse Parent is one of the kindest and most spirited people I know. He's been a great support of all things poetry/spoken word, etc. in Utah for years. Get out and support these talented locals! You won't regret it.
From the Slam This! article:
“Parent said: ‘You go to a Slam poetry reading and you're going to see everything from really literary poetry that you would recognize in any classroom to big political rants to folks that are just pouring their story out on the stage. . . . I've had mostly positive responses. The best possible response you can have is for someone to come up you and say 'Your words matter' and that's just brilliant.’
Slam poetry events are at Greenhouse Effect Coffee and Crepes, 3231 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City, on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Call 801.466.3273 for more information.”
For more from Jesse:
– check out the many videos of his performances on YouTube