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Slam Poem: Sara Holbrook – “Do Not Dream”

Posted by Paul Devlin:
Posted by Paul Devlin:
Posted by Paul Devlin:

Posted by Paul Devlin:

So much power in words and performance. Feel the intense focus of the audience in the pauses, even when you can’t see them. Sara Holbrook demonstrates how compelling slam poetry can be when delivered by a master in this 2nd person indictment of prostitution, excerpted in SlamNation and now shown here in its entirety.

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Slam Poem: Sara Holbrook – “Chicks Up Front”

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This is one of my favorite outtakes from SlamNation.  Sara’s performance is powerful and the piece chokes me up every time I see it.

Sara’s Cleveland team was competing against New York in this bout.  Jessica Care Moore commented in her raw interview about how the New York team (her, Saul, Beau, and muMs) were also affected by Sara’s poem.  Seems like this is when they realized how talented the national slam community really was, with a mixture of admiration and intimidation. The New York team definitely beefed up their game in this second round.

In addition to being a talented slam poet, Sara is also an accomplished author and educator.

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