Saturday, March 24, 2012

Words of Seduction

Jasmine Clemente as a Spoken Word Poet
Wow! What an amazing spoken word poetry event I joined last night at the legendary, NuYorican Poets Cafe located in the L.E.S. Around 7PM is when the open mic part of the show began, which I signed up for to recite the 2nd poem I've ever written. Obviously, this is not something I'm used to doing as often as singing. But I thought it would be a good idea to expand my horizons and unleash a hidden talent.

And so I did. I shared my romantic poem called My Poseidon. (You can find the full length version posted in the 2011 part of this blog) To my surprise, the audience highly enjoyed it - though it made me blush. I was a little unsure of my performance delivery and even the flow of the piece (since I'm new at this), but hey, if the people liked it, then I must be onto something. And although my main focus of course is still music and novelty writing, I must admit that I'm truly excited about exploring this poetic side of myself. You just never know what opened doors may lead to!

Oh! Let me not forget to mention some of the greatest highlights of the night! So here it goes... Special shout out to Monica S. Martinez for sponsoring Words of Seduction (The Event Title) John Chance Acevedo for being such a comedic host, Advocate of Wordz for being an awe-inspiring feature, and of course, Raul Rios for being the main host that coordinated and put this all together. Till next time... Dreamers, keep dreaming!