east of the river

the december poetry slam at ballou high school was:amazingfunpowerfulmovingspiritualrealhonestintensefunnythese are the poets. some will go on to battle it out to make the 2012 dc youth slam team this year. there are many youth poetry slams scheduled for january and february, and these are the last chances to make the team.

start with a joke

everybody likes a joke. even a bad one. the attempt alone is enough to sometimes win over an audience. they know that you know that they want to laugh and have fun, and even if you aren't making them laugh, at least you're trying. this is JBT's random unsolicited advice. thanks for joining us.