Ryan J. , a spoken word artist based in Atlanta, brings a fresh perspective to slam poetry. In 2015, Ryan was a representative and founder of the Mercer University’s inaugural poetry slam team, and helped lead them to become the 20 th best collegiate spoken word group in the world. In 2017, he was a representative on the Java Monkey Slam team, and also went on to compete in the Individual World Poetry Slam. Throughout his work, Ryan focuses on social issues and narratives that often exist in the blind spots of marginalized communities. Whether it be through breakup voicemails from the Earth to the United States or class action lawsuits from black people to Food Network, Ryan challenges his audience to open their eyes and ears to a new perspective on the ideas and narratives that we so often miss.
The list goes up 7:30ish this event is free.
Show starts at 8pm
No hate speech, homophobia, sexism, racism or general fuckery.
Java Monkey 425 Church St, Decatur, Georgia 30030