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Pages Matam - “Brown Eyed Girl” (CUPSI 2014)

"You be what turned Whitney Houston into a crackhead, but Amy Winehouse into a misunderstood soul."

Performing at the Coaches Slam at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

Kevin Yang - “Srirachapocalypse” (CUPSI 2014)

"We packed what little left we had into the back of our pickup trick. It wasn’t much. Just our frying pan, our noodle strainer, and our shotgun."

The most wonderfully absurd poem we saw at CUPSI 2014. Guard your sriracha.

Carrie Rudzinski - “In America” (WoWPS 2014)

"In America, we are taught to scream the word ‘FIRE’ if being assaulted, because no one will help us if we yell ‘RAPE.’ “

Performing at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Carrie placed 4th overall in the tournament.

Gage Wallace - “How We Have Learned To Love”

"This is how we have learned to love. Texting each other pictures of our bodies. When we share a bed, we only know how to touch ourselves."

No wonder this guy won the Valentine’s Day tournament.

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Gage Wallace - “How We Have Learned To Love”

"This is how we have learned to love. Texting each other pictures of our bodies. When we share a bed, we only know how to touch ourselves."

No wonder this guy won the Valentine’s Day tournament.

Sibel Sayiner & Violet Trachtenberg - “Pride” (CUPSI 2014)

"There is more to celebrate than a parade. There are voices to be heard that cannot make their way to these limousines."

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

Talia Young - “The Virgin’s Lament” (CUPSI 2014)

"And I don’t like this. That my body is a photo you have to take."

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

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Talia Young - “The Virgin’s Lament”

"And I don’t like this. That my body is a photo you have to take."

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

Denice Frohman - “Borders” (WoWPS 2014)

"She’s learned enough English to translate for her parents, but says that her thick accent is still a problem she tries to fix by leaving in her locker."

Our first ever viral poet! Performing at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam, where she took 3rd overall.

Jenesis Fonseca - “The Way to a Woman’s Heart” (CUPSI 2014)

"They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. There is no proverb about the way to a woman’s heart. The way into her is more important."

Performing for Princeton during semifinals at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

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