Dayton, Ohio to Host the FIRST “Last Poet Standing” POETRY Competition— December 5, 2014 Read All About It!

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Sierra Leone, 937-241-4957

The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show to Host Spoken Word Competition

Dayton, Ohio (Nov. 21, 2014) – Oral Funk Poetry Productions is doing something new for the final show in the seventh season of its Off-Broadway Theatrical Revue The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show: a spoken word poetry competition titled “Last Poet Standing,” held at The Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St., from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. The Signature Lounge opens in the lobby at 7:30 p.m., featuring live music and a full bar.

Advance tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, available by calling 937-228-3630 or visiting 

The winner of the Last Poet Standing will receive a grand prize of $1,000 in this event designed to spotlight spoken word in the Midwest and featuring celebrity host, Just Greg, and live DJ Krate Digga. The second-place winner will be featured during the 2015 season of The Signature.

“The Last Poet Standing poetry competition is the cumulating production of the 2014 season. It will be a night of exciting, fast-paced, engaging and spontaneous fun,” said Sierra Leone of Oral Funk Poetry Productions. “Competitors will perform original work, giving the audience a unique and diverse experience. The show will include a melting pot of melodic musical vibes and authentic artistry mixed with synergetic Signature flavor.”

Philadelphia native Gregory Corbin Jr., known as Just Greg, is an award-winning international poet, motivational speaker, activist, teacher, humanitarian, philanthropist, and founder and executive director of the award-winning Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement. Corbin, a prominent community leader with more than 10 years classroom experience working with and mentoring youth, has performed from South Carolina to South Africa with such artists as India Arie, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Saul Williams and Sonia Sanchez. Corbin has discussed youth advocacy and empowerment on TED Talks, HBO, CNN, CSPAN and BET. He currently serves on the Mayors Commission for African America Males, along with the Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate Commission. The Philadelphia Tribune recently named him one of Philadelphia’s most influential.

“When we invest in the voices of the young, we are in turn investing in the voices of ourselves and the future,” Corbin said. “Your voice is permission to be great, not your permission to be silent. We will change the world one breath at a time, one word at a time. We write life and live it into existence.”

As the head of The Mighty SoundChampz Crew, DJ Krate Digga uses jazz, funk, reggae and classical music influences to form new and interesting ways to listen to hip hop. Professionally trained in African and Caribbean percussion since the age of 8, he has been a DJ for more than 16 years.

The Signature is sponsored and supported by Wright State University, the University of Dayton’s ArtStreet, Signature Educational Solutions and DeLish Cafe Dayton.

“The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show” has earned a reputation across the Midwest for being edgy, thought provoking, groundbreaking, funny, engaging, sexy, diverse and spontaneous. More information and details are available online at, Home of Urban Creative Arts.


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