01.30.24

Brooklyn Poetry Slam | Jan. 30, 2024

Time
Check-in for entry starts at 6:00PM / Ballroom doors open at 6:30PM / Event starts at 7:00PM
Cost
Free

Event Info

PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer taking RSVPs for this event, but RSVPs are not required to attend. Entry is first come, first served, so please make sure to come early if you’d like to grab a spot!

Join us live at BRIC House for the Brooklyn Poetry Slam, an incredible evening of poetry and community led by co-founders Mahogany L. Browne and Jive Poetic! Mark your calendars now, and join special guests and poets from all over the city and beyond. This month’s featured poet is OVEOUS.

Don’t miss the chance to speak out and be heard! At 6:45pm, poets will be able to sign up for either the slam competition or the open mic. The slam competition has 5 slots and the open mic has 7 slots. The signups are first come, first served. 

We are unable to allow patrons to save seats for other guests. Upon reaching capacity in the ballroom, we will invite audience members to watch a stream of the event on the stoop.

Performer Bios

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Mahogany L. Browne

Mahogany L. Browne, selected as Kennedy Center's Next 50, is the Executive Director of JustMedia, a media literacy initiative supporting the groundwork of criminal justice leaders and community members. This position is informed by her career as a writer, organizer, & educator. Browne has received fellowships from Art for Justice, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of recent works: Vinyl Moon, Chlorine Sky, Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby, & Black Girl Magic. As the founder of the diverse lit initiative, Woke Baby Book Fair. Browne's latest project is a poetry collection responding to the impact of mass incarceration on women and children: I Remember Death By Its Proximity to What I Love (Haymarket Books). She is the first-ever poet-in-residence at the Lincoln Center and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Jive Poetic

Jive Poetic is a writer, organizer, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA in Media Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his MFA in Writing and Activism from Pratt Institute. In 2017 Jive was the first recipient of the John Morning Award for Art and Service. He is the founder of Insurgent Poets Society, Carnival Slam: Cultural Exchange, and co-founder of the Brooklyn Poetry Slam. His work has been showcased on season four of TVONE’s Lexus Verses and Flow, PBS NewsHour, and BET. International recognition and support for his work has come from the British Arts Council; US Embassies in Australia, Brazil, and Poland; and the Minister Of Culture in Antigua and Barbuda. He has received fellowships from Air Serenbe and Rhode Island Writers Colony, and when he is not on tour or hosting, he teaches poetry and hip hop workshops to at risk youth in New York City and the surrounding area.

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OVEOUS

(He/Him)

OVEOUS is a true renaissance artist. This performer is not your typical DJ... his live sets at parties around the globe showcase his skill as a poet, singer, and producer who has been killing it from music festivals in Dubai to TV spots like HBO, Late Night TV, and Showtime at the Apollo where he won so many times they kicked him out! His words in poems and music have made him one of the most highly sought after artists around the world and naturally his catalogue of music has garnered critical acclaim. His flows and content surpass what most expect from artists these days. His work with great artists like Roy Ayers, Louie Vega, Osunlade, & Ursula Rucker has paved the way for artistic excellence. In 2018 OVEOUS teamed up with long time collaborator QVLN to make their hit track “Queimar,” named top tracks ofof the year by Traxsource. Many of his productions on respected labels like Yoruba, Atjazz, Offering, Vega, & Moca Arts have earned him much praise as a new force in house music.

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647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Venue Info

BRIC House Ballroom is a flexible performance space that accommodates a wide variety of configurations and performance styles. Located on the first floor of BRIC House. Visit our Accessibility page to learn more about access at BRIC.

Beginning Nov. 1, 2022, attendees of any BRIC House programming will no longer have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the building. Masks are encouraged but not required in all BRIC operated spaces. If you have questions regarding this protocol, please email [email protected]. For our full BRIC House COVID-19 policy, visit: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/safety.

BRIC IS COMMITTED TO WELCOMING PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES

The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Benno Orlinsky at [email protected] or (718) 683-5637.

Brooklyn Poetry Slam

Brooklyn Poetry Slam is an incredible evening of poetry and community led by Mahogany L. Browne and Jive Poetic. Each Brooklyn Poetry Slam features a slam competition and open mic that participants can sign up for in-person.

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Liz Maney

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