Audio Matters Poetry Contest
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Audio Matters Poetry Contest
4 talented artists have competed head to head to express their soulful insight on why #AudioMatters by finding original, perceptive and interpretative angles. The contest ran between July 1st and July 17th, 2016 and was featured in many media channels and social platforms, receiving approximately 600 total votes. Media Vision is inviting all viewers to vote on the best performance. Media Vision is proud to announce the winner: Tony Fearnone.
The goal of our campaign is to spread the message in a unique and creative approach to our industry that “audio intelligibility” should be the prime focus when designing any meeting environment to facilitate quick and accurate communication. As a provider of conference microphones, Media Vision is dedicated to improving audio intelligibility in all meeting environments.
Jennifer Falù began writing at 14 years old and by age 16 she had begun reciting. Highest ranked female poet in 2006 and seventh in the nation, she is well known as a performance artist throughout NYC and is currently a member of the 2006 Nuyorican Poets Cafe Slam Team. She has shared stages with some of today best poets, co-produced an all-women’s showcase “Lips, Hips and All That Jazz”, opened up shows for R&B sensations and countless other charitable and political events.
Although much has been accomplished in her short career, Falù is best known for her teaching ability and workshop leadership. She has taught at Medgar Evers College/ College Now program at the tender age of 19 and was featured on MEC radio and broadcast. She is a member of Reaching Back, an organization for young black poets and writers based out Lafayette High School.
Nichole Acosta is a multicultural, queer spoken word poet/photographer known for her cutting and positive words, capturing human nature, pop culture, identity and the challenging nexus between love and relationships in her poetry and photographs. Nicknamed the "Collabo Queen," Nichole has collaborated with 50+ performers, through music and poetry in and around the New York City area and Singapore. At age 11 she performed her first poem in front of a live audience at the Walt Whitman Birthplace. And in 2006, she finished in the top 15 out of 500 youth poets in the Urban Word Slam.
In 2013 she became the Director of Community Relations for her home base, The Inspired Word, founded the collaborative performance collective known as the EPIC 12 and published her first book of poems "Field of Fireflies."
Steven Willis was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. Steven uses his creative writing background to poetically reflect on the pop culture issues of our time. With art heavily influenced by urban life and religion, Steven mixes elements of hip hop and classic literature to help express his eclectic personal narrative. A recent graduate of Manhattanville College in Purchase, Willis began doing spoken word at the age of 15 as a participant of Louder Than A Bomb and has performed on stages with the likes Jasmine Mans as well as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel.
Steven is a contributing writer to the BreakBeat Poets Anthology and Manhattanville College’s Graffiti Magazine, a member of Nuyorican Poetry Team 2015 and is currently Louder Than A Bomb University’s 2014 Individual Champion.
Tony Fearnone (Anthony McPherson) resides in New York City. His biracial poetry intertwines various art forms, as well as a myriad of character impressions. He ranked 13th at the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2015, and garnered the attention of Button Poetry, Huffington Post and Upworthy. You can see him perform in an upcoming Lions Gate film (title to be announced).
He is a Nuyorican Grand Slam poet, and an Urban Word alum. Anthony represents those who left home far behind to make it, and those who will go far enough to find themselves - their best selves.