WJMS Speaks is our new initiative to bring more spoken word to your air waves! There are very few radio stations broadcasting Spoken Word pieces on their airwaves regularly. Well, WJMS Radio is doing just that!
Every hour on WJMS you can hear a new clip from one of our poets below!! Check them out, show them some love, and most importantly, tune in every day to hear their work!
... Meet Our Poets ...
Spoken Word (n) is poetry intended for onstage performance, rather than exclusively designed for the page. While often associated with hip-hop culture, it also has strong ties to storytelling, modern poetry, post-modern performance, and monologue theatre, as well as jazz, blues, and folk music.
Speaking Life into The Mic...
Due to its immediacy and direct rapport with its audience, this type of poetry often contains references to current events and issues relevant to a contemporary audience.
At its best, spoken word is a powerful, high-energy form of expression that attracts artists and audiences of all ages from a wide range of disciplines and socio-cultural backgrounds.
"They say an artist tells a story. My art is meant to allow the listener access to all my thoughts from the wildest to the most sorrowful."
Interested in having your spoken word pieces air on WJMS? We are always accepting new poets. Send us an email!
The views and opinions expressed on any WJMS Radio show do not reflect those of advertisers, management, or ownership for the station. WJMS Radio accepts no liability for the discussions of any host with the station.