The Poet and the Poem
Featured Mecca Verdell
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Mecca "Meccamorphosis" Verdell is a Teaching artist for Dewmore baltimore who's performed in venues like busboys and poets, The Hippodrome and the Kennedy Center where she won Brave New Voices in 2016, southern fried regional champion of 2017 and 2018. She is the 2017 former Youth Literary Ambassador of Baltimore, top 10 for the annual Women of World poetry slam 2018 and top 3 of Texas Grand Slam of 2018. She is also one the top 5 finalist of the Individual world poetry slam of 2019. Mecca is devoted to uplifting the intersection between activism and art and is a powerful voice for black women everywhere. She is the winner of the 2020 DC Poet Project, and her debut collection, Things to Unlearn, is forthcoming 2021 from Day Eight.