Spoken-word poet encourages Milam students to find their voice (via DJournal)

On poet, Marcus Montgomery.

Stephanie Norwood Wayne’s sixth-grade English class became a spoken-word café Tuesday morning thanks to visiting artist Marcus Montgomery. 

Montgomery is a spoken-word poet, author and educator from Little Rock, Arkansas. He will spend the rest of this week doing creative writing workshops with Milam students as part of the Link Centre’s artist residency program. 

The residency brings outside artists into the classrooms of Tupelo Schools and the community and will continue through Feb. 16. 

Montgomery opened the class by explaining the main components of spoken-word poetry – volume, articulation, speed, inflection and ownership – to students.

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