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Lacey Roop - “Dear Rick Perry” (WoWPS 2014)

"A woman’s body is not a state’s right. The floor of the senate is not a place to be given a gynecological exam."

Performing at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam.

Chace Morris - “Cirrhosis” (Rustbelt 2014)

"My mother was a stubborn drunk. Try telling a 40-year-old bottle of Hennessy that the liquor inside is going to kill it."

Performing during finals at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

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Chace Morris - “Cirrhosis” (Rustbelt 2014)

"My mother was a stubborn drunk. Try telling a 40-year-old bottle of Hennessy that the liquor inside is going to kill it."

Performing during finals at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

Sierra DeMulder - “Seven Layers of Hell”

"In this room, every person I have ever regretted fucking and the sound of their orgasm."

Performing at the book release party for Michael Mlekoday’s debut collection, The Dead Eat Everything.

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Sierra DeMulder - “Seven Layers of Hell”

"In this room, every person I have ever regretted fucking and the sound of their orgasm."

Performing at the book release party for Michael Mlekoday’s debut collection, The Dead Eat Everything.

Jamaal May - “Sky Now Black With Birds”

ForgiveI swear, the word has feathers. I want to learn to get its wings between my teeth before more retribution blots out the sky.”

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

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Jamaal May - “Sky Now Black With Birds”

ForgiveI swear, the word has feathers. I want to learn to get its wings between my teeth before more retribution blots out the sky.”

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

Desireé Dallagiacomo - “Notes on Loving a Five-Time Felon” (WOWPS 2014)

"When people ask you to write about something more universal, something softer in its tragedy, explain soft is no longer an appropriate option, once you’ve watched a skull full of your own blood become cantaloupe on the pavement."

Performing during the Last Chance Slam at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam.

Ollie Renee Schminkey - “How to Love Your Body in Ten Easy Steps” (CUPSI 2014)

"Call it self-hate. Call it ‘I just need an alone day.’ Take an alone day every day."

Performing for Macalester College during prelims at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

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Ollie Renee Schminkey - “How to Love Your Body in Ten Easy Steps” (CUPSI 2014)

"Call it self-hate. Call it ‘I just need an alone day.’ Take an alone day every day."

Performing for Macalester College during prelims at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.