KPS Slammaster's Blog
23Jun/10979

ASHNEE YOUNG Features July 7th

My name is Ashnee Vonet' Young. I am a senior at Western Michigan University double majoring in Advertising & Promotion and Spanish. I've been performing spoken word for a little under a year and writing on and off for about 8 years. This might sound odd, but I don't consider myself a poet (insert lol and smiley face), I simply write what I feel, when I feel it, how I feel it, which probably explains why my poems are so "raw". I love to express myself, be it through song or dance, speech or dress; I add color to every atmosphere I'm a part of. I think that prejudice stems from fear of the unknown or  fear of difference, and I try not to be prejudice against life. Everyday I encourage myself do something that makes me uncomfortable, and hopefully one day I'll be immune to situational discomfort.  I strongly believe that the best feeling in the world is to HEAR  and be HEARD. When the contents of someone elses heart pour out of their mouth, into your ear canal, past your mind, and straight to your heart you've really HEARD them. When I speak, I hope you hear me."  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ARTICLE ABOUT ASHNEE IN THE KZOO GAZETTE.

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4Jun/10249

JUNE SLAM WINNER: PREACHER C.

Had a great time at the first Kzoo Slam at The Globe on Wednesday.  Eight open-mic sign-ups, five slammers and of course Kinetic Affect.  Both audience and staff were gracious and enthusiastic,  couldn't have asked for a better atmosphere for performance poetry.  Hope to see more folks on July 7th to help the slam grow.

June's Slam Winner Cornelius Shaw (aka Preacher C.)

2nd Place: Greg Bliss

Snagged Preacher C's pic from FB.  Thanks to Suzan for sending the other snapshots; I was having so much fun I forgot to take pictures.

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