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SPOKEN WITHOUT WORDS: ASL Poetry Slam in the Daily Good

–by Great Big Story, Jun 09, 2022  in the Daily Good

It’s spoken word without spoken words—ASL SLAM is an open space for poets to perform their work in American Sign Language (ASL). As ASL SLAM’s executive director Douglas Ridloff explains, ASL poetry doesn’t rely on rhyming patterns or meter within auditory or written wordplay; rather, the art is “more about the movement, a visual rhyme versus an audio rhyme.” Its performance is a stunning and emotionally potent artistry that connects with all audiences. FOR MORE

language, poetry, sign language, writing

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