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Tui Scanlan - “Legacy” (NPS 2014)

"If ever someone is stupid enough to ask Is your father dead? You hold your head up high and say No he isn’t. Because he lives in me.”

Performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

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Tui Scanlan - “Legacy” (NPS 2014)

"If ever someone is stupid enough to ask Is your father dead? You hold your head up high and say No he isn’t. Because he lives in me.”

Performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

Erin Schick - “Honest Speech” (NPS 2014)

"When I stutter, I am speaking my own language fluently."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

Jesse Parent - “Hotbox Love Poem” (NPS 2014)

"Just know that there are rings inside of me that are black and burned with the memory of you that I would carve away the bark of me to get at."

Performing during the Button Showcase at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

Amir Sulaiman - “We Must Win” (NPS 2014)

"We’re just trying to make black history. It’s like they’re trying to make blacks history." 

Performing during the Penmanship Books reading at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

Joy Young - “Unbuttoning My Boy Shirt” (NPS 2014)

"I fail terribly as a lesbian. I haven’t even seen The L Word. The only Tegan and Sara CD I own was a gift from a straight guy."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

Brenna Twohy - “Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them” (NPS 2014)

"My sex cannot be packaged. My sex is magic. It is part of a bigger story. I am whole. I exist when you are not fucking me."

One of the most memorable poems we saw at the National Poetry Slam this year. Harry Potter, feminism, sex positivity.

Source: buttonpoetry

Brenna Twohy - “Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them” (NPS 2014)

"My sex cannot be packaged. My sex is magic. It is part of a bigger story. I am whole. I exist when you are not fucking me."

One of the most memorable poems we saw at the National Poetry Slam this year. Harry Potter, feminism, sex positivity.

Anna Binkovitz - “Unsinkable” (NPS 2014)

"When we talk about stalking, we talk about the aftermath. What happens when no one does anything. We don’t talk about the fear."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

Source: buttonpoetry

Anna Binkovitz - “Unsinkable” (NPS 2014)

"When we talk about stalking, we talk about the aftermath. What happens when no one does anything. We don’t talk about the fear."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.