Among the greatest allures of poetry, is the opportunity it presents as a home for the overlooked. Poetry has long been a safe space for unheard and misunderstood voices in the literary world. In its simple yet beautiful defiance of the laws of formal literature, it stands as the smallest revolution of a writer. There is no better place for marginalized writers to flourish, yet, there is still a fight for diversity in poetic literature.
The definition of a Renaissance man is “an outstanding versatile, well-rounded person who has a broad range of intellectual interests.” Based on such an understanding, meet Sozan Jamil—Renaissance woman! She is a writer, poet, translator, mother, homemaker, world traveler, and businesswoman.
Sozan is 49 and in many ways, has lived two lives within her lifetime.
HYP was created in order to give Hamilton youth a chance to have their voices heard, as well as to expose them to the world of linguistic art. Spoken word is a chance for youth to speak their minds!! Twice a year the slam is open to all ages and everyone who competes in the slam will earn points to compete in finals and to making it on to the team!
The youth that participate in the Hamilton Youth Poetry Slam are courageous, passionate, inspiring, funny, political and always evolving, said organizer, Nea Reid. The Hamilton Youth Poetry Slam is a competition where young poets perform their work on stage and have them scored by judges. The slam provides a platform for issues to be spoken… Continue reading Slam: The face of Hamilton’s youth poetry scene