Years ago at one of Carbondale's adventure film festivals, Wade Newsom
mesmerized and energized us with the performance of his poem 'Participate'
paired with local film maker Jeremy Collins' work. I remember that night;
in between the hoots and hollers and hell yeah's, Wade's words were
speaking directly to our hearts. I still get the chills when I watch it.

Wade's performance of "Participate" that night was so powerful it gained him national attention in the spoken word community. Check out more of his work and inspiration, as well as his book "Poetic Notions" at and on his Facebook Page