Right smack in the middle of National Poetry Month, our inaugural podcast, featuring renowned local poet Didi Delgado, focused on a discussion of ‘safe spaces’ for poets. Given recent controversies from Greater Boston’s poetry scene as well as some issues up north involving noted Canadian poet Greg “Ritallin” Frankson, we talked about what makes poets feel uncomfortable and whether there are any attainable solutions. How heavily do race, sexual orientation, and economic class weigh? Should it be understood that if you’re at a slam poetry event, you might hear something that’s fundamentally at odds with your core values? And what are some of the parallels and differences between poetry battles and Hip Hop battles? It’s all rooted in art and rhymes, no? Or is there a fine line between being artful and personally attacking others? Didi and the the Oddballs tackle these question and much more.

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