Tag Archives: Spoken Word

Contributor Feature – Orooj-e-Zafar’s “the articulation of my vertebrae”


Spoken word poet Orooj-e-Zafar has a new digital album called “the articulation of my vertebrae” available through BandCamp. The album includes “you are, you will be,” previously published in our SLAM IT! issue:

To purchase your own copy or review the rest of the tracks, visit mockinroojay.bandcamp.com.


Issue #13 – SLAM IT!


Play Editor’s Letter

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Guest Editor’s Spotlight:
I Slept in the Middle of the Bed Last Night
by Blythe Cooper

Time Is Of
by Jhaki M.S. Landgrebe

by Paul Beckman

Tonight I Am Old Again
by Cailin Rhiannon

Women of Pride
by Amoxes

You Are, You Will Be
by Orooj-e-Zafar

The Fallout
by Katie Simpson

The Death of Marilyn Monroe
by Carlton D. Fisher

What Is This Thing Called Love
by Holly Day

by Gravity

About Our Guest Editor
LalliJason Lalli, AKA Lalli, is the co-founder/entertainment chair of the Phoenix Festival of the Arts, creator and host of Infuse – Open Mic, 3-time author, and is one of Phoenix’s veteran spoken word artists. He uses his gift for poetry as a form of motivational speaking and believes a person does not need to have money to give back to their community. He utilizes his abilities, voice, and networks to their fullest potential in an attempt to make our world a better place. He can be found at: www.lalli-poet.com


Contributor Feature – Meghedi Tamazian, “My Father Lived in India”

Meghedi, our 2013 In Cahoots Contest winner, wrote us asking if we would help promote her entry for a national spoken word contest here in the states called “Light the Stage.” Of course! We love to hear from our former contributors and are more than willing to help support their future endeavors when possible, be it winning a contest or promoting a new book release.


So here is “My Father Lived in India,” Meghedi’s entry for the National Speech and Debate Association’s contest. She needs as many likes as possible to win, so if you like the video and have a YouTube or Google account, please thumbs it up. If you love it, please pass it on with the same request.