• Spoken Word
    Sponsor-Mrs. Mcafee
    louder than a bomb
    Our club is about coming together, sharing of poetry, beats and encouraging of creative flow. We have partnered with bluapple Poetry & Jason Taylor Foundation to encourage performances at two local open mics; Lyrical Lounge & VoiceBox, as well as the nationally recognized Louder Than A Bomb poetry slam. LTAB takes place each spring. A club fee of $25, to cover LTAB entrance fee, will be assessed for each member of Spoken Word.
    Past accomplishments; LTAB 2017 we had six individual & two teams of poets compete, both Tannesia & Tiphany competed and gained respect (especially Tannesia for “Black Girl Magic”). Obey Mima auditioned as an individual poet for LTAB 2016 & gained for her piece “Suicidal.” In 2015 our poet, Sahara received a Blue Ribbon from the City of Davie for a MLK poem.
    A poetry slam is a competition in which poets read or recite original work. Poetry slams began in Chicago in 1984 with its first competition designed to move poetry recitals from academia to a popular audience when American poet Marc Smith began experimenting with existing open microphone venues for poetry readings by making them competitive. The performances at a poetry slam are judged by a panel of judges, typically five, and usually selected from the audience, or sometimes judged by audience response. The judges usually give each poem a score on a scale of 0–10 (zero being the worst and ten being the best). The highest and lowest scores are dropped and the middle three are kept. The highest score one can receive is a 30 and the lowest one is a zero.
    We are proud to announce that our very own Spoken Word Benedictions placed in Louder Than A Bomb Team Semifinals 2019. Please congratulate every one of the poets for their "feels" and dedication. This is an accomplishment as it includes over 40 schools from Homestead to Jacksonville, many of which have students in the thousands, larger teams and our talented few showed up & displayed their skills, especially after a year hiatus. 
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