Social Spoken: Cisco’s Summer Poetry Series

June 22, 2011 - 4 Comments

The Network: Cisco’s Technology News Site” worked with Ironbound Films to produce a series of original poems written and performed by some of the best spoken word poets in the world.  All performances were filmed at the famous Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan. This introduction video explains that the poems focus on the real life uses and impact of the network on our daily lives.

Our first poem/video will run this Friday, June 24 and a new one will run each Friday for 10 total weeks. We hope you have a great summer and we hope that this series gives you a little entertainment and a little different way of learning about the power of the network in our lives.

Our first poet is Aneta Brodski.  Aneta is a deaf poet whose poem describes how she can “speak” to her family in Australia using the power of video.

“Aneta?” her aunt in Victoria, Melbourne asks.  “How are you speaking on the phone?”

Aneta responds: “I don’t speak, but this is the magic of technology.  Speaking for me.  Visually.”

Please tune in each Friday for our summer poetry series.  Here’s our line-up of great poets:

Friday, June 24Aneta Brodski

Friday, July 1 Rachna Vohra

Friday, July 8 Aja Monet

Twitter: @aja_monet

Friday, July 15 Jon Sands
Twitter: @iAmJonSands

Friday, July 22 Patrick Rosal

Twitter: @patrickrosal

Friday, July 29Tahani Salah

Friday, August 5 –  Shappy Seasholtz
Twitter: @uncleshappy

Friday, August 12 Edwin Torres

Friday, August 19Mahogany L. Browne

Twitter: @mobrowne

And, last, but certainly not least, founder of the Bowery Poetry Club:
Friday, August 26
Bob Holman

Bob Holman was dubbed a member of the “Poetry Pantheon” by the New York Times Magazine.  He has previously been crowned “Ringmaster of the Spoken Word” (New York Daily News), “Poetry Czar” (Village Voice), and “this generation’s Ezra Pound,” (San Francisco’s Poetry Flash).  We’re honored to have the founder and owner of the Bowery Poetry Club offering his poem, “The Impossibility of Impossibility.”

Have a great summer…and support your local artists!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this. Watched the Aneta and Rachna poems and i thought they are just amazing….very compelling and some lines seem extremely simple but have a profound meaning. Loved both these episodes !!

  3. I enjoyed it, my find told me about it.

  4. I don’t know much about poetry but I laughed at the poem titled “The Impossibility of Impossibility”