Red Bull Word Clash Seeking Proletarian Poets For 2006 Event
Released on = November 29, 2005, 1:35 am
Press Release Author = Last Nerve Press
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = The Red Bull Word Clash, America's most prestigious "street" or proletarian poetry competition, will take place February 11, 2006 in Greensboro, North Carolina at the Carolina Theatre, 310 South Greene Street.
Press Release Body = FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO ALL MEDIA FROM LAST NERVE PRESS | NOVEMBER 28, 2005
Press Contact: Matthew Stibbe email: email@example.com phone: 310.663.2392
AMERICA'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS STREET POETRY COMPETITION RED BULL WORD CLASH ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 2006 EVENT
LOS ANGELES, CA, November 28, 2005 -- The Red Bull Word Clash (RBWC), America's most prestigious "street" or proletarian poetry competition, will take place February 11, 2006 in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina at the Carolina Theatre, 310 South Greene Street.
Now in its fourth year, the RBWC pits twenty of the nation's rawest politically charged poets against each other in head-to-head battle for the $500 cash prize and the honor of winning the esteemed competition.
Host and producer of the event is NC agit-poet Monte Smith (www.33Third.com/monte), author of Don\'t Shoot the Hostages: Poetry and Social Commentary for the New World Survivalist, Volume 2. Monte's poetry has garnered praise from Amiri Baraka and Mumia Abu Jamal, won standing ovations in venues like NYC's Nuyorican Poets Cafť, and is currently featured at www.softskull.com as a showcase piece from the forthcoming Bandana Republic: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose by Gang Members and Affiliates (Softskull Press, July 2006).
Matt Stibbe, co-owner of the online record retailer 33Third.com is co-producer of the RBWC. The winner of RBWC 2005, Queen Sheba of Atlanta, GA, will be back in 2006 to defend her title. Previous winners of the RBWC include Carlos Andres Gomez (2004, NYC) and H2O (2003, NC).
Submissions to compete in RBWC 2006 are now being accepted in the form of VHS or DVD video performances. Due to overwhelming response for previous competitions early submission is strongly encouraged. Videos will not be returned. Interested poets should send their DVD or VHS with at least one strong performance piece (and no more than three) to event secretary Karen Hicks at:
Karen Hicks Attn: Red Bull Word Clash PO Box 92 Pinnacle NC 27043
The postmark deadline for all submissions is January 2, 2006. The Red Bull Word Clash event is free to the public, with beats and breaks provided by the legendary DJ Soundmachine (BDP/B-Boy Records) during intermissions. Honorary returning judge for the RBWC is Def Poetry Jam co-creator Bruce George (www.brucegeorgemedia.com).
The day of the event, same day poet registration will begin at 5 pm. The number of slots available will depend on the number of poets accepted from video submissions, so again, video submission is strongly encouraged. The battle commences from 8 pm-until.
For more information visit www.redbullwordclash.com or contact Monte Smith at 919.270.4429 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For all press inquiries, including interview requests with Monte Smith or Bruce George contact Matthew Stibbe at 310.663.2392 or email@example.com.
*This media alert has been sent via Last Nerve Press, a grassroots media firm based in North Carolina. For more info about Last Nerve Press contact Betty Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.