KMAC Poetry Slam

Presented in partnership with Louisville's Commission on Public Art and Mr. Spreadlove, Lance G. Newman.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, KMAC will not be returning to our Poetry Slams at this time. We don't feel that a virtual slam could  offer the same sense of community, camaraderie, and artistic support that makes the in-person events so vital. Instead, we'll be transitioning to a Poetry Series for the near term. Each Poetry Series episode will feature the work of a local poet, as well as a poetry workshop brought to you by Mr. Spreadlove, Lance G. Newman. It's our hope that this Series will bring attention to local artists and help emerging artists hone their craft until in-person slams are once again safe.

KMAC Poetry Series Episode 1

Featuring Diamond Roberts 

"Mr. Spreadlove"  - Lance G. Newman

KMAC Poetry Series Episode 2

Featuring Rapheal Jenkins

KMAC Poetry Series Episode 3 

Featuring Christopher Derome and Gina Marie

KMAC Poetry Series Episode 4

Featuring Jasmine Collins and Rashad Mitchell

Lance G. Newman II was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a writer, poet, host, actor, performing, visual and teaching artist. His experience is the culmination of a 16 year career performing around the country. As a playwright, he helped create plays such as the Smoketown Poetry OperaThe Westend Poetry Opera and The Blood Always Returns. Under the name SpreadLovEnterprise, he teaches his creative writing and public speaking curriculum in schools, community centers and service providing organizations. He hosts the largest and longest running poetry slam in Louisville, created the public art “LITS Project” on 4th Street,  and has been featured in newspapers, commercials and the feature film Frathouse.  Newman is better known by the moniker ‘Mr. SpreadLove,’ a local man of worldly talent.