Visiting Writer Daemond Arrindell to Teach Slam Poetry

June 24, 2014

Daemond Arrindell, poet, performer, and teaching artist, joins the English Department faculty in the fall to teach a class in slam poetry. Slam is the art of spoken word poetry presented in a competitive format. Arrindell taught the department’s first course in slam poetry in 2012.

Arrindell has performed in venues across the country and has received commissions by the Seattle Art Museum and Bellevue Art Museum. In 2013, he was selected for “13 for '13,” a joint project between the Seattle Times and KUOW profiling thirteen influential people in Seattle’s art scene.

Arrindell is a faculty member of the Freehold Theatre, an educational theatre and studio in Seattle, and co-facilitator of poetry and theater residencies at the Monroe Correctional Complex for men.  He is also Writer-In-Residence through Seattle Arts & Lectures Writers in the Schools program.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and 6 master’s degrees. The English Department has degree programs in literature, creative writing, and film studies.