- Shannon Webb-Campbell
- Shauntay Grant
Wordrhythm's lyrical approach,combines the personal and political with punch and panache. The juxtaposition of sweet jazz, poetics and varied perspectives left no stone unturned. From rape to yeast infections, these poets are ferociously fearless. Their cocktail of colloquialisms, style and rendition of Nina Simone's Four Women brought the house down. Grant's own “Be The Change,” inspired by one of her students in a poetry class, showcased a writer of skill and warmth. Later in the eve they opened up the stage with a somewhat open mic approach, giving the poet's in the audience a chance to say what's on their mind.