Hub Quick Hits: Making spoken word poetry more mainstream

“Columbia spoken word poets stand together”

A group of Midlands spoken word poets wants the discipline to be more mainstream.

“While support is tight within their community, spoken word artists struggle to reach an audience beyond their immediate artistic circles,” writes Catherine Hunsinger in the Free Times today.

Head on over to Free Times to read how a committed core is helping change that through consistent events and a unified front. (Subscription possibly required.)

Spoken word poets just happen to be eligible for the FY25 cycle of the SCAC’s Individual Artist Fellowship grants. Applications for the $10,000 unrestricted grants are due Jan. 16, so hurry! Read more about SCAC fellowships and start your app here.