«Wine is bottled poetry.» ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
If you like good wine and poetry then «Heard Through the Grapevine» is an event for you. Hosted by Simply Sherri every first Friday, we present a themed wine for tasting. Enjoy a glass with the best love, sultry, sexy poetry Baltimore has to offer!
Heard Through the Grapevine Open Mic
Hosted by Simply Sherri
Entry Fee: $10.00
Doors and mic list open at 7pm; show starts at 8pm
About our feature:
Elliot Axiom is a nationally acclaimed touring poet and workshop facilitator. His work has a traditional feel with an urban edge. He makes use of classical form in his work while maintaining relevance to the moment. His performance dynamic spans the poetry spectrum—from the high energy, hard-hitting style of a spoken word artist and slam poet to the intense, audience engaging, storytelling methods of the ancient griots. His content ranges from socially conscious to educational to therapeutic to erotic. He is a poet who's passion is the people he is reaching and teaching!
As a member of the Bull City Slam Team, Axiom has been a champion at Southern Fried Slam (a southeastern regional event), and placed third at National Poetry Slam! He is the 2008 Words of Essence Slam Champion as well as Bull City's 2012 Erotic Slam Champion.
His work has been featured on National Public Radios' “The State of Things” and WRAL TV Raleigh's “My Carolina” morning show. As an actor he held major roles in Black Poetry Theatre's “Herstory” and “Definition of a Hero,” and Reason to Rhyme's “Love Black” stage plays. Through a grant from PASAF and in conjunction with the University of North Carolina's African and African American Studies Department he wrote, produced and directed “The African American Odyssey: A Poetic Depiction of a People,” a stage play performed at UNC Chapel Hill. He presently hosts “The Soulstice Lounge” on WCOM 103.5 FM Chapel Hill/WWW.WCOMFM.org.
As a teaching artist with a passion for art and activism, Axiom facilitates the “Soulstice Retreat” monthly writing workshop, and presents workshops to youth, “at risk” populations and adults in various states and facilities. He has worked with individuals in detention centers, community organizations and all levels of educational institutions.