Deaf poetry and visual language
In a previous post, Look into ASL mentioned poetry slams happening all over the U.S, and a recent BBC story covered the UK’s first BSL slam. The video follows one competitor, 20-year-old Honesty Willoughby from Bristol, through the process of composing a poem and performing it on the night at the BSL Slam. While ASL […]Read More...
August 30th, 2017
Posted in Deaf Culture, Living Language
ASL poetry slams popping up across the country
Poetry slams are poetry competitions with elimination rounds. A highly verbal and rhythmic form of expression, poetry slams grew out of ties to hip-hop culture and open-mike jazz clubs. Poetry Slam, Inc. writes that you will “find a diverse range of work within [a poetry] slam, including heartfelt love poetry, searing social commentary, uproarious comic […]Read More...
February 12th, 2015
Posted in Deaf Culture