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Queer Slam is a monthly podcast featuring stories, spoken word, and poetry from LA's queer
community. We record each episode at our live show at the legendary Akbar in Silverlake.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Queer Slam is a monthly podcast featuring stories, spoken word, and poetry from LA's queer
community. We record each episode at our live show at the legendary Akbar in Silverlake.

    Episode 47: “What Makes You Queer?”

    Episode 47: “What Makes You Queer?”

    Today's episode was recorded live on March 31st, 2022 over Zoom. We begin with a touching open mic– then we get into our lovely headliners. First, is Brian Sonia-Wallace, he currently serves as the West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, and is a Laureate Fellow for the Academy of American Poets for LGBTQ+ poetry activism. He curates Pride Poets, which brings queer poets on typewriters to write for the public at Pride in June. Check out his book, The Poetry of Strangers: What I Learned Traveling America with a Typewriter, a memoir of his career as a poet-for-hire across the country. Rounding out the entire series is the incomparable Hank Henderson. He is a writer & performer whose work has been produced by the WeHo Pride Festival and Highways Performance space. He curated the LGBTQ+ reading series homo-centric for over 12 years. A 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow, he was most recently published in the anthology, Under the Belly Of the Beast.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 46: “It Loved Her As Only A Goddess Could”

    Episode 46: “It Loved Her As Only A Goddess Could”

    Today’s episode was recorded live on April 25th, 2022 over Zoom. We begin today with a short and sweet open mic before getting right to our headliners. First, Gabriel Carnick is an award winning Poet, Film Director, and Cinematographer. Her works have been published in Calliope Magazine as well as Scholastic Art and Writing multiple times. She has two manuscripts currently in competition, the latest being ‘A Cacophony of Silence’. Gabriel’s film work concentrates on queer and social justice oriented stories and is available on Amazon and Youtube and you can find out more about her on IG at @GabrielCarnick and at her website GabrielCarnick.com.

    Then, is Kyle Sanders, he is a Kentucky native, a Chicago resident, and a National Treasure. He's an alum of iO Theater's School of Improv and a contributing writer for the Chicago Independent Radio Project, who also writes one two-line joke a day to keep some semblance of sanity. He has performed at other storytelling events such as Outspoken and Do Not Submit, and hopes to live long enough to be considered the "Fran Lebowitz of Chicago."

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

The Lonely Slayer ,

Two snaps up!

Tony, Colby, and crew do an impeccable job of hosting and coordinating an LGBT poetry/spoken word event each month. Queer artists show there’s more to us as a community than just sexy pride parades. We have intellect, soul, and literary creativity! Whether in person or podcast, I never miss a show.
❤️🌈
- Joshua C.

SamArt902 ,

So great.

Full of amazing stories, poets and diverse insights!

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