Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New Release - The Poetry Lounge 2 and 3 on DVD

Choices is pleased to announce the release of two new additions to the acclaimed "The Poetry Lounge" series.

Based on the weekly performances of 'Da Poetry Lounge, the largest weekly open mic event in the country, the new DVDs focus on specific aspects of spoken word writing and performance.

In The Poetry Lounge 2 - The Power of Poetics, spoken word artists discuss various poetic techniques they use while creating their works. The Poetry Lounge 3 - The Power of Performance covers how the artists prepare and perform their work in front of an audience.

Each DVD includes performances and interviews from such noted spoken word artists as Sekou the Misfit, Brutha Gimel, Gina Loring, In-Q, Paul Mabon, Poetri and more. The artists discuss topics ranging from personal faith to dealing with the loss of a loved one and inner-city issues.

Filmed before a live audience and produced in collaboration with educational advisors including Alexs Pate, Award Winning Novelist Assistant Professor of Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Minnesota and Dr. Paula Wolfe, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Literacy Studies, the new titles seek to engage and inform audiences of all ages on the power of the spoken word.

When asked about his ongoing involvement with The Poetry Lounge series, Pierson Blaetz, Artistic Director of the Greenway Court Theatre said, "Looking for inspiration...I've found all I need from these leaders of the spoken word movement. You can't turn away from this potent mix of talent and wisdom."

Special Features will include a Photo Gallery, Poetry Booklet, 'Da Poetry Lounge History and a Lesson Plan written by Dr. Paula Wolfe.

SRP is $49.95 each. To learn more about Poetry Lounge 2 visit here and for Poetry Lounge 3 visit here.

The Poetry Lounge 2 and 3 are distribuuted by Choices - www.choicesvideo.net

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