The show ran on Broadway until May 2003, and won a 2003 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.
The show subsequently toured both nationally and internationally.
From Camden, New Jersey, Wise is a strong supporter of human rights, weaving feminism and African-American culture into her pieces.Her role as co-founder and co-host of ‘The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam,’ along with a speaking engagement on the TEDx Talk series, are just two entries on her long list of accomplishments.It gives him the back credentials for his hip-hop label, and at the same time he's magnanimous towards the art of poetry, giving us a place like that.It's a great, great moment, just as Def Poetry Jam on Broadway was a great moment, too.Def Poetry premiered on HBO in 2002 and the latest season to air (Season 6) premiered in February 2007.
As of summer 2008, there has been no word about the possibility of a Season 7.
Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry, better known as simply Def Poetry Jam or Def Poetry, is a spoken word poetry television series hosted by Mos Def and airing on HBO between 20.
The series features performances by established and up-and-coming spoken word poets.
I'm probably the only person to be on there who hasn't slammed.
And I think most people on Def Poetry have won slams or done well in slams.
Whether they're talking about their first love, worst job, or unbelievable college experience, these slam poets use language and voice like no one else you've ever heard.