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Randi Janelle

Creator in Asheville

OE Inspires Poetry

PRESENTED ON MAY 20, 2016
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 11

The Overseas Experience might be familiar as "the gap year" or "taking a year to travel." But when the year becomes longer, the decision to stay or leave a country and redefine home can be an unforseen challenge. Poet and photographer, Randi Janelle, explains her struggles with this challenge from her time in New Zealand.

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New Zealand

BY JENNIE SMITH
@ VOL 14 ON JUN 13, 2013

Jennie Smith tells you why you should go to New Zealand right now.

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Spreading Spoken Word

BY FARAH AND YAZEN MC
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 22, 2014

Farah Chamma and MC Yazen, an Abu Dhabi-based Syrian rapper and producer, focus on spreading spoken word in unexpected places around the world. Being part of the spoken word scene in the United Arab Emirates, they are now trying to explore new scenes and collaborate with new artists to promote Arabic spoken word, be it through poetry or rap. 

Morocco will be their first destination. They will be organizing poetry events and workshops in different cities including Casablanca, Fez, and Rabat, and collaborating with different artists including Mohammed Hamza Hachlaf. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/to-north-africa

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HOWL, Poetry, Politics and Protest

BY ALEX LEVENE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Alex Levene spits out impassioned spoken word in support of poetry, politics and protest.

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World of Poetry

BY HALA ABDULLAH
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 29, 2015

Hala Abduallah; A spoken word poet.

She Talks about her experience in writing and poetry.

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Broms the Poet

BY JEFF BROMLEY
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 23, 2017

There are no words to describe this, just listen to Jeff Bromley and enjoy the journey.  

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A Centenarian Remembers

BY GRAHAM BATHGATE
@ VOL 30 ON OCT 15, 2016

Graham Bathgate lyrically describes his conversations and discoveries with centenarian Thelma McLean as part of a book he presented Thelma for her 105th birthday: about poetry she learned at school and loved, and could still recite; images of when she was growing up; and a life of reflections.  Thelma has passed on.  This delightful warm presentation enshrines her life and memories.  E nga mate, haere, haere, haere atu ra! 

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COMING TO THE MIC: The Transformative Power of Youth Spoken Word Poetry in Baton Rouge

BY DONNEY ROSE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

As a veteran poet/teaching artist and marketing director with Forward Arts Inc., Donney Rose has dedicated an exorbitant amount of time working to help give young people in Baton Rouge a platform for their voices and ideas to be celebrated, but mostly to be valued.

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Power of Poetry

BY CONNOR SIMONS
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Connor Simons shares a story and poem about his community trip to Cuba and the cross-cultural exhange and poetry that came from this powerful experience. He reflects on the universal reach of poetry.

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You, The Audience

BY CHANCELIER "XERO" SKIDMORE
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2018

Hear spoken word artist, Chancelier "Xero" Skidmore, outline why audience members are THE finest human beings on Earth.