With host Marc Smith (pictured above) and featured poet Taylor Mali of NYC (pictured below).
An Evening at the Green Mill
Our original idea for this feature was to record Marc Smith, inventor of the poetry slam, doing his own dynamic, heartfelt poetry on a typical Sunday evening at the legendary Green Mill (Chicago, IL, USA) where he has been the most masterful of Master of Ceremonies for over a decade. We wanted to capture Marc's poetry but also to highlight his marvelous way of working with the crowd and poets throughout the evening. Once the mics were turned on, however, we decided to record the entire evening and give you a complete Sunday Evening at the Green Mill. So we let the tape roll and as a result you can listen to almost two and a half hours of poetry, including the open mic, featured poet Taylor Mali, and a 7-poet slam judged by 3 highly idiosyncratic judges whose qualifications, as Marc attests, are non-existent. The piano accompaniment, incidentally, was masterfully played by David Flippo.
It was also our good fortune that C. J. Laity of Chicagopoetry.com was there on the evening of May 6 and wrote a review which is posted on his website. To read his review and responses to it, see http://www.chicagopoetry.com
1. Peanuts by Marc Smith Stream Download 2. An Introduction to Slam (Marc) Stream Download 3. Maria McCrae Stream Download 4. Two by Richard Hanks Stream Download 5. Audrey Grahame Stream Download 6. Virgin Dave Stream Download 7. Beer Vendor Bob Stream Download 8. Valentine from Cameroon Stream Download 9. Mike Kadela Stream Download 10. Meta Jones Stream Download 11. Otis Takes Us to Oz Stream Download 12. Schaumburg Jeff Stream Download 13. Randy from Berwyn Stream Download 14. Southdside Joe Stream Download 15. Miscellany (Marc) Stream Download 16. Introducing Taylor Mali Stream Download 17. How Falling In Love is Like Owning a Dog (TM) Stream Download 18. The Importance of Proofreading (TM) Stream Download 19. Labeling Keys (TM) Stream Download 20. The Quiet World as read by TM Stream Download 21. I Could Be a Poet (TM) Stream Download 22. TM gives us a "Political Poem" Stream Download 23. A Poem from the Like-Free Zone (TM) Stream Download 24. TM On Making a Difference Stream Download 25. Marc at the Buckin' A Cafe Stream Download 26. Marc Sings The Stupid Song Stream Download 27. Slam Rules and Regs (Marc) Stream Download 28. Slammer Alan (round 1) Stream Download 29. Slammer Patrick (round 1) Stream Download 30. Slammer Shappy (round 1) Stream Download 31. Slammer Maggie (round 1) Stream Download 32. Slammer Timothy Cook (round 1) Stream Download 33. Slammer Jerome (round 1) Stream Download 34. Slammer Chris (round 1) Stream Download 35. Slammer Timothy Cook (round 2) Stream Download 36. Slammer Patrick (round 2) Stream Download 37. Slammer Shappy (round 2) Stream Download 38. Beckoning from the Bandwagon of Uncertainty (TM encore) Stream Download 39. All Hell's Angels Want to Return to the Womb (TM encore) Stream Download 40. Marc Smith Closes with a Sandburg Poem Stream Download
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