Toaster performs ‘A Conversation with a German tourist on racism’s continued stronghold on America’ at the Lit Slam, a poetry slam/literary journal based in San Francisco. Visit thelitslam.com for more info on the show. Follow Toaster at timtoasterhenderson.tumblr.com
Oakland, California: Rally and speak out to demand that Attorney General Kamala Harris prosecute all killer cops in California, February 13, 2014. Ten activists were arrested and held overnight.
Justice for Oscar Grant! Justice for Alan Blueford! Justice for Andy Lopez!
Photos by Bryan G. Pfeifer
"Real Messages from Grindr, Scruff, and Growlr… Read by Women"
This is perfection in so many ways and definitely hits the nail on the head of some of the more interesting types of messages on these apps. I literally lost it at “Tim Curry.” Definitely NSFW and ummmm… yeah.
I respect people’s right to seek out their sexual fantasies in such a manner. But this is funny as fuck
Here’s the Rules:
Sign up by sending an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject POETRY SLAM SIGN UP (YOUR NAME). We will then send you further instructions!
Videos must be under 4 minutes. Preferred file format is MPEG4. We will attempt to upload other formats but If you send us a file in format that isn’t able to be uploaded you won’t be able to compete.
Only one submission per poet.
The poet must perform work that they have created.
All videos will be aired on this youtube channel (youtube.com/teamwonderdave). We will also be posting all of the videos on this blog.
The video must not currently appear on another youtube channel. You may take down an existing video and submit the footage. Different videos of the submitted poem appearing on youtube are acceptable. You will receive a video release form after you sign up.
Previously published poetry is fine.
There will be at least six preliminary online video competitions. You will be randomly sorted into one of these six groups. The winning poets from those six competitions will submit a second video for a final competition in order to select the team.
In order to compete you must be at least 18 years of age by August 5th 2014.
You must be able to get to the National Poetry Slam in Oakland CA by 8AM on August 5th and stay through the end of the tournament on August 9th. While we will try and help the team fundraise we cannot guarantee any cost of travel or hotel will be covered. If selected for the team you must be a registered PSi member (you can become one now by following this link)
Looking forward to hearing your poetry!