Josephine Reed at the National Endowment for the Arts interviewed me about my work with young people on the DC Youth Slam Team and with the national poetry and social justice nonprofit Split This Rock. It's a 28 minute pod cast you can hear online at http://arts.gov/audio/jonathan-tucker It starts with a student's poem, and the volume is low, … Continue reading NEA podcast
i'm not an ordinary mani'm extra understandeven when i'm going INi keep an exit planeyes on all sidesthey say they like my visionlearn lessons from the skieson how to keep on givingnever gettin gotyou can't steal the raini'm not tom pettybut i'm free falling mayneheartbreaker gimme glueduct tape and a minutelife ain't a competitionbut they … Continue reading a quick 16
As a fundraiser for both the adult and youth slam teams representing DC, we are having the Beltway Poetry Slam Team compete against the DC Youth Slam Team. It all goes down this Sunday, July 6th at Penn Social, 801 E Street, NW, Washington, DC. Come witness the amazing talent of DC's national slam teams. … Continue reading David vs. Goliath Poetry Slam Sunday July 6th
this is going to be major. i'm hyped to meet and rock with some revolutionary hip-hop icons tonight. all part of 5 days for the Cuban 5. The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 presents the DC launch party for "BATTLE CRY FOR CUBA AND ZIMBABWE," a project of M1 and … Continue reading DJing dead prez show tonight
i'm having fun filming and editing video. check out this new piece promoting the Louder Than a Bomb DMV Teen Poetry Slam Festival. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVn3RNdHj0A
so i just finished writing a grant to hopefully bring a bunch of poets from South Africa to Washington, DC next year. i had 4 grants due this week for work, plus one of my own as an individual. all of that while i was also running the largest youth poetry slam festival (and probably … Continue reading South Africa
today is going to be awesome. I get to meet a hundred or so high school students from various schools around York, PA at Martin Library's 8th Annual Youth Empowerment Summit. i'll be delivering the keynote address, running a couple workshops, and of course performing some poems. hopefully these kids are ready to rock out. … Continue reading Shout Out to the Youth Empowerment Summit!