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Social Spoken: Shappy Seasholtz on Technology's Impact on Nerds

by John Earnhardt

"Nerd Wedding"

Shappy Seasholtz calls himself a "salad bar nerd" as he likes a little bit of everything nerdy.  He has been the "surly barkeep" at the Bowery Poetry Club since it opened in 2002, and currently is slam master and host of its weekly poetry slam, NYC-Urbana. He has toured with Lollapalooza, has been featured on season three of HBO'S "Def Poetry and has been running the National Nerd Slam for the past eight years.

All of these original poems focus on the real-life uses and impact of the network on our daily lives. We will publish a poem each Friday throughout the summer. We hope you have a great summer, and we hope that this series gives you a little different way of learning about the power of the network in our lives.

"I know what you're thinking: the groom probably looked like the ‘comic book guy' from "The Simpsons' and the bride probably had braces and looked like a Klingon. But, that's where you'd be wrong."

-- Shappy Seasholtz

Other poets featured in this series are: Aneta Brodski, Bob Holman, Rachna Vohra, Aja Monet, Mahogany Browne, Jon Sands, Patrick Rosal, Tahani Salah, and Edwin Torres.  The dates of the poems are listed here.

Our first poet in the series was Aneta Brodski.  You can view Aneta's poem here.
Our second poet in the series was Rachna Vohra. You can view Rachna's poem here.
Our third poet in the series was Aja Monet. You can view Aja's poem here.
Our fourth poet in the series was Jon Sands. You can view Jon's poem here.
Our fifth poet in the series was Patrick Rosal.  You can view Patrick's poem here.
Our sixth poet in the series was Tahani Salah.  You can view Tahani's poem here.

More on Shappy Seasholtz here.

The Network: Cisco's Technology News Siteworked with Ironbound Filmsto produce a series of original poems written and performed by some of the best spoken word poets in the world. All performances were filmed at the famous Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan.