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“don’t lose too much weight.
stupid girls are always trying
to disappear as revenge. and you
are not stupid. you loved a man
with more hands than a parade
of beggars, and here you stand. heart
like a four-poster bed. heart like a canvas.
heart leaking something so strong
they can smell it in the street.”

Marty McConnell, Frieda Kahlo to Marty McConnell

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Marty McConnell - “Lucky”

"What astonishes me is not that I have survived, but that I have not come closer to dying."

Marty McConnell, Button favorite and 2012 NUPIC champion.

Marty McConnell - “The World’s Guide to Beginning”

"How did you get this far without knowing lust is disaster’s good cousin, what flickers when the rest is burned down or blown away?" 

Take the time to give this piece a good listen. One of the most original, fun, and beautifully written poems of the tournament.

Marty McConnell - “Lucky”

This was a really cool poem to see, Marty was a serious legend to a few of the people who brought me up in slam and so seeing her perform is always a little special for me. Kind of like U2 is performing at the slam if I happened to like U2 a lot or something. Anyway…

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