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The Encyclopedia Show Presents! Series 2, Volume 5: Obsolete Diseases

With music, poetry, visual art and spoken word on the topic: Obsolete Diseases.

Featuring (Contributor – Topic): David Blair (National Poetry Slam Champ) Homosexuality as a Disease; Jamila Woods (2009 LTAB College Slam Winner) Smallpox; Mairead Case (Editor, Harikikigaki; Noor Hasan (Louder Than A Bomb Youth Slam Champion) Dancing Plague of 1518; Marlon "Inphynit" Carey (Author, Hip Hop Poet) Guinea Worm Disease; Christopher Howard (PhD Candidate in Biology, Musician) Rinderpest; Monte Smith (Shawnimals) Dyscrasia; Lamon Manuel (Tomorrow Kings) Female Hysteria.

Featuring Hosts Robbie Q Telfer (Author of Spiking the Sucker Punch) and Shanny Jean Maney (Author of Our Brave Faces Were Just Smiles) with cast regulars: Kurt Heintz (– Fact Checker; Aaron Enskat (Former Normal Slammaster); Tim Stafford (HBO Def Poet); Joel Chmara (HBO Def Poet); Evan Chung (Musician) - House Band Leader "The Encartagans"; and Emily Rose (Poetry Vet and House Manager) –as Jilted Emily Rose.

About The Encyclopedia Show
The Encyclopedia Show
, brought to you from the quirky minds of poets and producers Robbie Q Telfer and Shanny Jean Maney. The Encyclopedia Show showcases visual art, comedy, music and spoken word on a wide variety of subjects related to a chosen topic. Each month a new topic is picked at random from the encyclopedia and assignments are sent to a diverse group of writers, artists, poets and performers. Past contributors have included Bill Ayers, Marc Smith, Paul Sereno, Anis Mojgani, Idris Goodwin, Lisa Buscani, Cameron McGill, Kevin Coval, Derrick Brown, and Marty McConnell. For audio from previous shows and additional information, please visit

The Encyclopedia Show draws its novice and notable talent from Chicago Area and National Artists in the Slam, Academic and Youth artists' communities.

About Chicago Slam Works
Chicago Slam Works brings together audiences, poets and arts organizations to promote the quality of oral tradition through well-crafted poetry.


Recorded Wednesday, January 06, 2010 at Chopin Theatre.

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