Java Monkey Speaks Featuring The Art Amok Slam Team Hosted By Theresa Davis

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I will be filling in for Kodac Harrison for this edition of Java Monkey Speaks featuring the 2016 Art Amok Slam Team!! Come on out and support these poets as they prepare for the National Poetry Slam happening in Decatur this August.

The open mic list will be up as soon as I decide to put it up, HA!! No, seriously.
See you on the 26th!
This event is not censored, except keep your homophobia, racism, sexism and bullshyt out because, NO!
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Malika Hadley Freydberg (aka The Hottentot Venus) is an Atlanta-based performance artist in the fields of acoustic music, spoken word, visual art, and burlesque. She performs spoken word with the Atlanta-based female open mic “Cliterati”, and has been a member of the 2010, 2012, 2015 and now, 2016 Atlanta Art Amok slam team. She is CEO and sole proprietor of Legacy Healing, LLC., certified level 2 reiki, yogi, and Diviner.
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Gabe Moses is a five-time member of the Art Amok Slam Team, a former member of the Berkeley Slam Team, and the 2012 Capturing Fire champion. He has been published in numerous journals and anthologies and is currently working on a memoir and one-man show about his life as an autistic person who became a special educator.

Lindsay Stone has been a member of slam teams between 1998- 2014 representing Birmingham, Bama Slam (Montevallo), Dallas Pugsley's, Ann Arbor, MI, and Art Amok (Atlanta, Ga).

She is credited to brining the first Southern Fried Regionals to Birmingham, AL and was a key force in reviving the legendary Ann Arbor Poetry Slam.

Lindsay was one of the first out Transgender poets involved in the Nation Poetry Slam, and in 2014 she brought the first every Transgender side event to the National Poetry Slam called Gender Outlaws.

She often refers to herself as a Queer poet, and this is evident in her dedication to Queer and trans topics. Her words are not pretty, they have teeth and are vicious, but most importantly they are important.

Talicha J. is a poet and an aspiring novelist. She’s currently living the true artist’s lifestyle—waiting tables by day, writing and performing by night. In 2015 Johnson released her debut collection of poems, Falling in Love with Picking Myself up. She takes her coffee with cream and an obscene amount of sugar, has only seen one Star Wars movie in it’s entirety yet still considers herself a nerd, and takes pride in her ability to read a trilogy in less than one week (see, she is a nerd).
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Zack Linly has been a professional writer and performer for 9 years. He is a 4 time member of the Java Monkey Slam Team and 1 time member of the Art Amok slam team. He has performed all over the country and has loved every second of it.
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