July 12th: Seattle Poetry Slam presents Honey Sanaa
and the 3rd IWPS Qualifier!
Join us this Tuesday night
**(Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 7:30pm)**
****the open mic and slam are OPEN to ALL Poets****
$5 | 21 + ID required
About the feature:
Honey Sanaa is a spoken word artist from New Orleans, Louisiana by way of Mississippi. She is an educator by day, who holds 3 higher education degrees, including a Master’s degree in secondary education. Honey is the co-founder of C.H.A.O.S.: Collective Hip-Hop, An Artistically Original Society, a campus-based arts organization founded to help poetry and art students at the University of Southern Mississippi learn and grow in their particular branch of the arts.
Honey has traveled from New York to Florida to California sharing her words with audiences as an individual and as a part of Team Slam New Orleans, affectionately known as Team SNO. Honey is entering her second year in slam and is already ranked 4th in the Women of the World Poetry Slam. She is the current Last Chance Slam Champion from Women of the World Poetry Slam 2016.
In 2012 she published her first collection of poems entitled Firefly Kisses, and recently released her second collection of poetry entitled Truth from the Roots. Honey has been published in The Fem Literary Magazine, Shine: For Harriet, as well as the Painted Bride Quarterly, and Son of Baldwin blog. Honey’s work focuses on the intersections of race, womanhood, coping with trauma, and body positivity in today’s society where all of these are undervalued and underrepresented.
About the slam:
Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS) is a performance poetry competition, designed for an individual poet. Poets from all over the world compete in this competition. In these slams, poets have a different time limit in every round. Poets must have a four minute, three minute, two minute, and one minute poems to compete. A ten second grace period is added to each limit. The winner of the FINALS after these preliminaries will represent Seattle Poetry Slam at Individual World Poetry Slam in Flagstaff, Arizona in October!