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Blythe Baird - “Girl Code 101” (NPS 2014)

"Give me one accomplishment of Mary’s that did not involve her vagina."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

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Blythe Baird - “Girl Code 101” (NPS 2014)

"Give me one accomplishment of Mary’s that did not involve her vagina."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

Dylan Garity - “To Governor Scott Walker” (NPS 2014)

"My grandmother is the only person I know who prays for me. When she dies, I imagine God will no longer hear my name."

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

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Dylan Garity - “To Governor Scott Walker” (NPS 2014)

"My grandmother is the only person I know who prays for me. When she dies, I imagine God will no longer hear my name."

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

Patrick Roche - “Couples Therapy” (NPS 2014)

"Every thursday, I go to couples therapy with my depression. He whispers in my ear to stay in bed for another day, presses his palm into my chest, afraid I’m going to escape the covers."

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

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.