His talent at sharing complex ideas through verse should not be missed." -The Eureka Times Standard AS AN ACTIVIST... With over a decade of anti-war/animal rights/environmental protection organizing and a storied career laden with protest arrests, Jared Paul has become somewhat of a modern folk hero within the underground American counter-culture. His most notable run-in with the law happened during the 2008 Republican National Convention, where Jared was the victim of a mass arbitrary arrest. Fans and supporters jumped to action via online fundraisers and live benefit shows, through which an attorney was hired and the case was eventually dropped. His "Conspiracy To Riot" creative non-fiction series was published by the quarterly Providence periodical “The Agenda” and Strange Famous Records. "Jared Paul is a firestorm of conviction and flow.
In a world long on words and short on action, Jared delivers both." -Peter Young, nationally renowned animal rights organizer and advocate for social justice. "If the United Nations needed a representative from the Slam/poetry community, we'd send them Jared." -Buddy Wakefield, 2004 & 2005 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion "Emerson said that character is higher than intellect. What happens when someone has both character and intellect, as well as a sense of conviction that can be described only as humbling? You have made Jared Paul's acquaintance." -Columbia Recording Artist, Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace AS AN EDUCATOR... Jared is an artist in residence at AS220, the award winning Rhode Island arts collective dedicated to providing unjuried spaces for local and national artists since 1985. He is the founder and an 8 time coach of the Providence National Youth Poetry Slam Team, assisting and encouraging Rhode Island youth to seize the reins of performance art since 2001. Under Jared's direction Team Providence advanced to finals stage at The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival in 2004, 2006 and 2007.
Jared has facilitated performance poetry and direct action workshops at festivals, conferences, universities, prep schools, youth correctional facilities, public schools, and writer's groups across America. "The only thing stronger than Jared Paul’s convictions is his ability to change yours with the craft of his language." -Sonya Renee, 2004 Individual National Poetry Slam Champion "Jared Paul is a juggernaut who lives his politics. His work speaks to the political - which is his personal - that he lives with sincere conviction and integrity." -Michael Cirelli, Executive Director URBAN WORD NYC "Jared Paul is the watchdog of poetry, a force not unlike a hurricane– a very skinny, loud, sweaty hurricane that wants you to know your life is worth everything and that this planet belongs to us all." -Mike McGee, 2003 Individual National Poetry Slam Champ and 2006 Individual World Poetry Slam Champ *Jared has presented at the following colleges and universities: Brown University, Boston University, University of Pennsylvania, University of London-Goldsmiths (UK), Georgetown University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Michigan, Amherst College, NYU, University of Washington-Seattle, Emerson College, Bates College, Rhode Island School of Design, Humboldt State University, Brandeis University, Evergreen University, Stonehill College, University of New Hampshire, Massachusetts College of Art, Hampshire College, Clark University, Smith College, Wheaton College, University of Rhode Island, University of Delaware, SUNY-Albany, Culinary Institute of America, Washington University (St. Louis), University of Northern Colorado, University of Idaho-Moscow, Boise State University, Western Washington University, University of Oregon-Eugene, Chico State University, Sacramento State University, Rhode Island College, Sierra College, Santa Clara University, University of California-San Jose, University of California-Santa Cruz, Johnson & Wales University, SUNY-Oneonta, Los Positas State College, University of California-San Diego, University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, University of Washington-Tacoma, Providence College, College of the Redwoods, Northeastern University, West Valley College, and more. SITES: www.JAREDPAUL.org http://facebook.com/JaredPaulPFA www.Twitter.com/JaredPaulPFA www.ReverbNation.com/JaredPaul VIDEO: ABC'S for Roger -Live at First Ave, Minneapolis Power to the People -Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto Sea Lion Remix -Live at AS220, Providence Conspiracy To Riot (2008 RNC Arrest Story) - Live at Bowery Poetry Club ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jared Paul also tours with his band Prayers for Atheists: Voted "Best Break Through Act of 2010" in the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll! Please visit the following links for more information: VIDEO: "Guns Up" (Official Music Video) PFA Records 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVcdxZ8EsM8 "Psalm For St. Paul" (Official Music Video) Strange Famous Records 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO1U9ybACIY Hear Nebraska Taping (live) Last House On The Left - Pawcatuk, CT 2011: http://hearnebraska.org/content/prayers-atheists-l-ingrained-video "Bike Song" (Official Music Video) Strange Famous Records 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HWY5aKZySw&feature=related *What People Are Saying About Prayers For Atheists: "PFA rocks like Public Enemy bumrushing a basement hardcore matinee..." -CMJ Magazine "This (PFA) is what Punk with a social conscious should sound like." -Maximum Rock n' Roll Magazine "Prayers for Atheists is waiting patiently for the torch to be passed from social heavyweights like Rage Against the Machine — perhaps only to drop it and then watch it all burn." -The Denver Westword "Musical talent amplified by the sheer passion and desire to communicate the importance of thinking, speaking, and acting with a more culturally, politically, and socially conscious state of mind." -Back Beat Seattle "Propagandhi, Against Me! and others like them have certainly paved the way, but really the future rests with acts like Prayers for Atheists.
And that's a good thing." -SocialistWorker.org "Prayers for Atheists is punk-rap for the Dead Prez set. What sets PFA apart from most rock-rap acts is that MC Jared Paul has some real flow mastery. Meantime, his bandmates play more than just the standard chugga-chug bullshit you might expect from this sort of genre fusion. Comparisons to Rage Against the Machine are obvious, boring, and missing the point entirely." -Vice Magazine "With guitarist Alan Hague’s chugging, neck-snapping riffs and Jared Paul’s fiery insight (think Chuck D.
disguised as a 5’5″ bike messenger), PFA’s live show is not to be missed." -Providence Phoenix For more information check: www.PrayersForAtheists.com www.StrangeFamousRecords.com/PFA www.Facebook.com/PrayersForAtheists www.Twitter.com/PFAtheists Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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