Monthly Archives: July 2012

Just Poetry


“Most people I know call it Slam Poetry, Performance Poetry, Spoken Word.
For the sake of, like, the masses and for the sake of the professors…
And for the sake of the people who look at this and want to label it ‘street’ and want to label it something less than Shakespeare…
I just call it Poetry.”
– Saul Williams, featured in the Leeds Young Authors award-winning Brave New Voices documentary, We Are Poets

Catch Saul Williams/ Leeds Young Authors/ & We Are Poets at the National Shake the Dust Weekend Thursday 5th -Saturday 7th July at the Southbank, London.

5/7/12 – We Are Poets + Saul Williams + Kate Tempest
6/7/12 – 100% PROOF with Lemn Sissay
7/7/12 – The National Shake the Dust Slam Final