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Sunday, February 26th, 2006
2:23 am
[mixnmetalnwordz]
College Gig, Anyone?
HEY.

You, yeah you, the one reading this post.

Do you perform poetry?
Would you appreciate making money for it?
Planning a Tour?
Have some free time in April?
Would you like a gig?


This is an open call for performance poets.

Leave me a comment and I'll get you some details. oh yeah, and please pass this on.


x-posted like it's my f'cking job.
Saturday, July 17th, 2004
1:37 am
[jbradley]
Broken Speeck 2k4 Invitational
ladies and gentlemen...

in just 17 hours and counting, the Broken Speech Invitational will be on us. 16 of Orlando's finest poets will compete for glory and a grab bag of prizes.

Where: The Menello Museum of Modern American Folk Art
(900 E. Princeton St.)....the easiest way to get there is to go down Mills, towards the Winter Park area. there will be huge blue signs that will tell you to turn left for the Menello...you can't miss it....it's right across the street from the Science Center. you can also go North on Orange Ave where you would eventually take a right onto Princeton, the museum being on the right hand side. (use Mapquest if neither of these apply to you)

When: Saturday July 17th...7:30pm

How much: $5 at the door, with proceeds going to Team Orlando 2k4's expenses towards the National Poetry Slam 2k4 in St. Louis, MO this August.

Also...

we are offering a limited amount of wild card slots for this poetic melee. whoever e-mails us back at slam@brokenspeech.com or calls 4072733502, gets those slots. you get in to the event for free, you get free passes to the museum for a future exhibit, and if you win, you get a lot of free cool stuff

can't wait to see you all soon!
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003
1:08 pm
[jbradley]
the Broken Speech Website Poll
hey folks, please head on over to http://brokenspeech.com and take the time to answer the following poll. it would be appreciated

Poll #159905 the Broken Speech Website

how would you rate the broken speech website

Mean: 3.00 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(100.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)

why do you think the site is good or why do you think it sucks?

do you think the website needs to be totally redesigned

yes
1(100.0%)
no
0(0.0%)
don't care
0(0.0%)

if you said yes to the previous question, how would you redesign it?

what would you like to see added on to the website

Orlando Poets/MP3 gallery
0(0.0%)
more animation
0(0.0%)
better slam recaps
0(0.0%)
better graphics
0(0.0%)
more j. bradley
0(0.0%)

if the above does not apply to you, what else would you like to see added to the bs website

Thursday, May 29th, 2003
11:15 am
[jbradley]
the Broken Speech Poetry Slam...
is tonight at Stardust, 1842 Winter Park Rd
(http://mapquest.com for directions-it's just off of
Corrine Dr right behind a 7-11) on deck we have

outpost31
christyedna
Trevor
Kristine
Priscilla
Kendra
Strat

hosted by jbradley

slots are left for tonight. sign up at 8:30 or go to
slam@brokenspeech.com to get on the list.

thanks y'all

yours in poetry,

j. bradley
Wednesday, May 14th, 2003
2:48 pm
[christyedna]
Announcing
empty_notebooks for those of you suffering writer's block.
Monday, April 14th, 2003
11:44 pm
[jbradley]
Broken Speech Super Slam Week
hot damn ladies and gents, the is the Broken Speech Super Slam Week. we have 2! slam events this week.

1. Dead Poets Slam is this wednesday at the Barnes & Noble on E. Colonial. at stake is a $25 B&N Gift Card. 5 slots have been taken already. the rules are you perform as a dead poet using their work. an open mic for live poets starts at 8 and the dead poets slam starts at 8:30pm you can dress like them if you want. if you wanna be a dead poet, please reply back to this entry or e-mail mailto:slam@brokenspeech.com.

2. regular slam at stardust video & coffee starting at 9pm this thursday. signups begin at 8:30. 4 slots have been taken already with 6 left standing. reply to the addy above if you wanna sign up as well.
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2003
1:52 am
[jbradley]
Broken Speech Poetry Slam
you should all come to the Broken Speech Poetry Slam tonight at Stardust (1842 Winter Park) starting at 9pm. we have 5 open slots. if you wanna sign up, show up at 8:30 or just reply to this entry.
Friday, March 14th, 2003
12:48 pm
[jbradley]
Broken Speech Poetry Slam presents Poets Against The War
Broken Speech Slam presents Poets Against The War-A night devoted to poetry that protests war and violence. Guinevere's Coffeehouse-March 27th at 8pm-sign up in advance at slam@brokenspeech.com (this is not a slam-this is a reading)
Monday, March 10th, 2003
12:43 pm
[jbradley]
here's the deal
for now on, to prevent any questioning of the rules of the slam, everyone who competes will a) get a copy of the rules and b) sign something that states they understand the rules and penalities. expect it to happen this thursday.

thanks,

j.
Wednesday, March 5th, 2003
11:36 pm
[jbradley]
Broken Speech Grand Slam
on March 6th 2002 at Guinevere's Coffeehouse, 9 poets will vie for the BS-V4 Grand Slam title. watch Keri, Curtis, Christy Baltera, Lindsey, Trevor Frasier, Dani O., j. bradley, Shane Smith, and IRS go out for poetic blood. Who will be on Team Orlando 2003. Join us and find out.

Open Mic at 8pm, Slam at 8:30
Sign ups for the poetry only open mic begins at 7:30

http://brokenspeech.com

this Slam will be recorded and the best parts will be put on a special CD which will raise funds for Team Orlando.
Thursday, February 20th, 2003
3:30 pm
[jbradley]
Orlando Slam Award voting

How should the Orlando Slam Awards be ballotted

by public poll
0(0.0%)
by secret e-mail ballot
1(20.0%)
fuck the awards
4(80.0%)

What categories would you like to see in the Orlando Slam Awards

Wednesday, February 19th, 2003
5:15 pm
[jbradley]
The Orlando Slam Awards
ladies and gentlemen, the Broken Speech Poetry Slam proudly presents the first annual Orlando Slam Awards. On Thursday, March 27th, we will present awards in 15 catagories to poets in the Orlando Slam Community. We ask that you vote only once in each category. The voting ends on Thursday, March 20th. We hope to see you...at the Orlando Slam Awards!

Poll #104362 Orlando Slam Awards

Slam Rookie of the Year

j. bradley
1(16.7%)
Dani O.
1(16.7%)
Trevor
1(16.7%)
Lindsey
2(33.3%)
Keri
0(0.0%)
Protest
0(0.0%)
Rev. Fortune
0(0.0%)
Julian Johnson
1(16.7%)
Curtis
0(0.0%)
Meredith
0(0.0%)

Orlando Slam Poet of the Year

IRS
5(71.4%)
Shane Smith
0(0.0%)
j. bradley
1(14.3%)
Dani O.
1(14.3%)
Protest
0(0.0%)
Trevor
0(0.0%)
Lindsey
0(0.0%)
Rev. Fortune
0(0.0%)
;Rhoade
0(0.0%)
Keri
0(0.0%)

Slam Emcee of the Year

IRS
1(14.3%)
Shane Smith
1(14.3%)
The Tedder
3(42.9%)
j. bradley
2(28.6%)
no one
0(0.0%)

Comeback Slam Poet of the Year

IRS
3(42.9%)
j. bradley
1(14.3%)
;Rhoade
0(0.0%)
Shane Smith
2(28.6%)
no one
1(14.3%)

Slam Poem of the Year (when nominating, include the author and the title and/or the first line or what the poem is about)

Sexiest Poet of the Year (male)

j. bradley
2(33.3%)
Trevor
2(33.3%)
IRS
0(0.0%)
Protest
0(0.0%)
Shane Smith
2(33.3%)

Sexiest Poet of the Year (female)

Meredith
3(50.0%)
Christy Baltera
0(0.0%)
Dani O.
1(16.7%)
Keri
1(16.7%)
Kyla
1(16.7%)

Most Memorable Slam Moment Of The Year

Chapbook of the Year

murmur by j. bradley
2(40.0%)
An Explotation Movie by Patrick Scott Barnes
3(60.0%)

Spirit of the Orlando Slam

IRS
0(0.0%)
;Rhoade
1(16.7%)
Twyla Ferguson
3(50.0%)
The Tedder
2(33.3%)
Christy Baltera
0(0.0%)

Slam Feature of the Year

Kate Makkai
4(66.7%)
Ray McNiece
1(16.7%)
j. bradley
1(16.7%)

Most Underrated Poet (The Underdog Award)

;Rhoade
1(14.3%)
Lindsey
1(14.3%)
Keri
2(28.6%)
Shane Smith
3(42.9%)
Christy Baltera
0(0.0%)

Asshole Of The Year

Greatest Bystander of the Year

Adam, the Broken Speech Barista
3(42.9%)
Twyla Ferguson
2(28.6%)
Steve-O
0(0.0%)
the microphone stand
1(14.3%)

Old School Orlando Slam Poet of All Time

Queenbeat
1(16.7%)
Sy-Fire
0(0.0%)
Jibreel
1(16.7%)
Dujuana Neville
0(0.0%)
Tech-Know Color
3(50.0%)
Free Dome Jonz
0(0.0%)
Sandra Monday
0(0.0%)
Shane Smith
0(0.0%)
Brendan W. B. Earl
1(16.7%)
Ronyai the Innovator
0(0.0%)
1:29 pm
[jbradley]
Broken Speech Poetry Slam Poll

what is the best day to have a poetry slam in Orlando

monday
0(0.0%)
tuesday
0(0.0%)
wednesday
0(0.0%)
thursday
6(85.7%)
friday
0(0.0%)
saturday
0(0.0%)
sunday
0(0.0%)
every other tuesday
0(0.0%)
every other thursday
0(0.0%)
never
0(0.0%)

what special slam events sound cool to you

prop slam
0(0.0%)
tag team slam
0(0.0%)
dead poets slam
0(0.0%)
american idol slam
0(0.0%)
survivor slam
1(16.7%)

if the above special events don't feed your poetic fire, what will?

how do you think we can improve the Broken Speech Poetry Slam?

who would you like to see host the Slam more

the tedder
3(42.9%)
j. bradley
0(0.0%)
logan & marianne
0(0.0%)
logan
0(0.0%)
IRS
0(0.0%)
Sunday, February 9th, 2003
2:10 am
[jbradley]
Naughty Poetry Nite
Thursday, Feb. 13th at 9:30pm, the Broken Speech Poetry Slam proudly presents Naughty Poetry Night at Guinevere's Coffeehouse. to compete, bring 3 poems that involve love and or sex. come in your PJ's just don't come in something that you can be arrested for. be naughty but be tasteful. prizes for all. and we are taking donations for the local Pediatric Aids Foundation, Serenity House. 90% of your donations will go to them. so come on out and get dirrrrrrrrty!

more info will be posted later today at http://brokenspeech.com
Wednesday, February 5th, 2003
11:46 pm
[jbradley]
SLAM!!!!!!!
yo, what'choo doin tomorrow, dawg.

i'm going to the Broken Speech Poetry Slam, hosted by that sexy motherfucker mtedder

really? what's the 411.

it's over at Guinevere's Coffeehouse (37 N. Magnolia Ave, on the corner of Magnolia & Pine, across the street from Cairo) and it starts around 9:30ish.

can any one slam?

you bet yo sweet ass! bring at least 3 poems and you are in.

sweet, i'll be there.

Broken Speech Slam-Poetry at Its Most Xtreme!

this ad was brought to you by the good folks at brokenspeech.com
Saturday, February 1st, 2003
10:01 pm
[jbradley]
welcome
hey all

welcome to the Broken Speech community. feel free to add yourself on but be warned, do not post your poems here. this is for Broken Speech and Orlando Slam related stuff only. if you are an Orlando or Central Florida poet and have a gig or a show you wanna announce or if you have a book/chapbook coming out, go ahead and post.

thanks,

Slammaster j. bradley
Broken Speech Poetry Slam-the home of Orlando's original Poetry Slam   About LiveJournal.com