Comedian Anthony Griffith got up on stage at the Aspen Comedy Arts Festival and silenced the room… but it wasn’t an awkward silence.
Carlos Andrés Gómez is on a mission to reclaim the phrase “man up” to reflect all the best things about masculinity today.
“Education is the miracle. I’m just the worker. I’m a teacher. And that’s what we do.”
“This is a man’s work. And I don’t care how you get it done. Fatherhood.” We dare you to listen through to the last line of this spoken word poem and not get the chills.
Dave Harris addresses a father’s “worst nightmare.”
The origin of his family name, steeped in struggle, blood and triumph, inspires Joshua Nguyen.
Men and boys worldwide are caught in cycles and storms that leave us speaking to one another in a language of violence.
Our story starts: We were here.
Taylor Mali answers back.
Carlos Andrés Gómez and Adam Falkner’s poem about the swirling messages about violence and sexuality in modern manhood.
Marshall is worth watching not just for the idea behind his poem, but for the wonderful wordplay throughout.
Let’s reframe the idea of political correctness to be less about censorship and more about choosing to not use needlessly hurtful language.
Slam poetry by Carlos Andrés Gómez and Jeanann Verlee explores the complications modern couples experience as a generation who grew up surrounded mostly by divorced families.
Katie Makkai, a veteran poetry slammer defines the word “pretty”.
A spoken word poem by 2-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist and social justice educator Guante.
“Feel free to raise your voice, and keep a riot in your heart.”