Thursday, June 29, 2006

Karaoke Poetry This Friday

Karaoke Poetry This Friday
Yes, it's true, Theresa Davis has turned both poetry and karaoke on their heads! Always wanted to do a cover of an Alice Lovelace poem? How about a Johnny Cash song as a poem? Always wanted to perform Walt Whitman as a slam poem? Sylvia Plath? Pick from the magic assortment Theresa's compiled or contribute your own covers to the mix. Not someone who writes songs or poems, but can can act or ham it up? Here's your big chance!
Come join us Friday, June 30th, 8pm at Horizon's School.
Horizons School grounds, gym & theater
Between the Candler Park & Eastlake MARTA Stations
1900 DeKalb Avenue, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
(404) 378-2219
A $5 cover goes to the Art Amok Slam Team "By the time we get to Texas" fund for the National Poetry Slam. Also, for future tour dates and events by the Art Amok! Slam Team, check

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Rush Limbaugh could see a deal with prosecutors in a long-running prescription fraud case collapse after authorities found a bottle of Viagra in his bag at Palm Beach International Airport. The prescription was not in his name.

Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at the airport after returning from a vacation in the Dominican Republic. Customs officials found the Viagra in his luggage but his name was not on the prescription, said Paul Miller, a spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Limbaugh's doctor had prescribed the Viagra, but it was "labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes," Roy Black, Limbaugh's attorney, said in a statement.


Monday, June 26, 2006

special k
i just had a scary moment.
i went to arby's for the fist time ever this weekend.
damn! that was the best damn sandwich i had had in a long time...
now it could have been hyped up from my altered state but it popped up in my dream so i'm thinking it was a really damn good sandwhich.
i just went to get the mail.
whatever and the dear occupant assorted sales paper thing.
i leaf through...then start searching frantically.
there are no fucking arby coupons!i start seaching all the places my kids drop the mail...
no coupons.
i see them all the time.
i've thrown countless away.
the only one i found expired in may and i experienced a kind of sadness.
then it occurred to me what i was doing.
all i can now, the commercials make so much sense.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

so imagine you are asleep.
and not just normal sleep, but deep real close to a coma sleep.
you hear your voice, faintly enough to ignore it,
then a little louder, then louder then a shove.
you open your eye to a finger not two inches from it and a small voice says,
" look at this mom, now this is a big boogger! look at it it's huge!"
i said, " woah" mostly cause it was so close to my eye then i said in my sugary momma voice," good one honey, now go throw it away, and no flicking.
"he says," man, i bet i could get a bigger one."
that's when it got into the gross.
Mama always said BOYS ARE DIFFERENT!
(thanks Stacie)
got to give props when you bite a poets line!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I spill

I spill
the words cascade
and fall at my feet
the word
it falls from my lips
in a place so deep
it echoes
leaving me
I thought
we thought
I thought
and I was wrong
the words came
so easy
now I want to take them back
but I can't
it lingers
it hangs in time
I suffocate wondering
what it all means.....
I don't know what it means
I want to take it all back
but, I can't
I spill

Put your Money where my Mouth is

Cliterati presents~
This Thursday Night 6/22/06
YOU & members of the Art Amok! Slam Team !
doors at 8, mic at 8.30,
Tower II 735 Ralph McGill Blvd.ATL
Strong Drinks by Marvin

~In the summer swelter of August, 8 brave poets/coaches will head out to Dallas and then Austin,Texas for the National Poetry Slam, joining 80+ teams from around the country& the globe for a week of verses, workshops, and bardic jousts!What's so special about the Art Amok team?After months of grueling, open competition7/8ths the team are wordy wenches, battle axes & shrews who won't be tame!!!Your donation will help them make the treacherous, semi-mythic, journey .Spit words of fire with us! www.CliteratiOnline.comfor directions

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

bad boy, mad boy

my son was traumatized last week and it has taken him a few days to figure out what the fuck happened. he went to the dentist and was so happy until he had to get a crown. he came out very unhappy drooling blood and full of tears. last night he told me that he wants to be a police officer.? why i askedhis replyso i can arrest the dentist because i think he was trying to kill me and that's against the law. he should be in jail and i need to arrest anger?

Monday, June 12, 2006

Art Not Fit For The White House

Art Not Fit for the White House7 Stages Theatre (little 5 points), Tuesday, June 13thDoors open @ 6:30pm, Show @ 7pmTickets: $10 per personAn evening of performance and visual art and Benefit for World Can't Wait - Drive Out the Bush RegimeAbout the Event:Metro-Atlanta musicians, poets, dancers, actors and artists will perform inspiring and charged monologues, poets will shout out their lyrical stanzas, musicians will sing songs of uncompromising spirit and dancers will dance to the beat of a very different drum to raise money for The World Can't Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime movement. Through their art and creativity, artists will show their opposition to the Bush regime's dangerous trajectory, its crimes against humanity, and a vision that another world is possible. Performers include Isma'il ibn Conner, Theresa Davis, Kristie DeVille, Kodac Harrison, Alice Lovelace, Alka Roy, DJ Don Tonic, Lucky Stray, Rebecca Dutton, and many more.For more information about the growing World Can't Wait movement, Art Not Fit for the White House or to reserve tickets, contact us:, phone: 866.370.5404, website:

Thursday, June 08, 2006

the code

my brain was speeding so much yesterday
and my tweaked levels were off the fucking chart
so i decided to go and veg at the movies
can i just sayreading is fundamental
and any movie that is based on a book you should read the book first
the davinci code..the book was awesome
and the movie is Velveeta
not even gouda..the good cheese
they got the disturbing parts right had to close my eyes a couple times over the gore but still it was Velveeta
ronnie let me down a little bit
i am still racing mentally but i did manage to get some sleep
yeah sleep
i hadn't done that in a few days and i probably won't sleep tonight
poetry highs tend to make me restless
our all girl team is amazing
and i think we are ready
ready or not
here we come