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Catalina Ferro - “Banshee” (NPS 2013)

"And then there was that time, on the bus, where the man with the sores around his mouth pulled out his knife. And it was such a big knife. And I thought, this is where I end. As easy as if I had thought, this is where I get off.

One of our final videos from last year’s National Poetry Slam. A beautiful piece by Catalina Ferro of NYC-Urbana.

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Catalina Ferro - “Banshee” (NPS 2013)

"And then there was that time, on the bus, where the man with the sores around his mouth pulled out his knife. And it was such a big knife. And I thought, this is where I end. As easy as if I had thought, this is where I get off.

One of our final videos from last year’s National Poetry Slam. A beautiful piece by Catalina Ferro of NYC-Urbana.

Stephanie Lane Sutton - “On Teaching Poetry in Chicago Public Schools” (NPS 2013)

"And I wanna know, Fox News. Can you tell his story better than he can?"

Performing for Chicago’s Mental Graffiti at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.

Rachel Wiley - “Ten Honest Thoughts on Being Loved By A Skinny Boy”

Alex Dang - “Times I’ve Been Mistaken for a Girl” (NPS 2013)

"When my father found out that sometimes I like looking at boys, he told my mother that he lost a son."

Performing for Portland, OR at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.

Dylan Garity - “Resurrection” (NPS 2013)

"The spotlight isn’t about the light; it’s how it makes everything around it dark."

In honor of Veterans Day, a new poem from Dylan Garity about his grandfather, a machinist who served in World War II.

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Dylan Garity - “Resurrection” (NPS 2013)

"The spotlight isn’t about the light; it’s how it makes everything around it dark."

In honor of Veterans Day, a new poem from Dylan Garity about his grandfather, a machinist who served in World War II.

Amir Safi - “Brown Boy. White House.” (NPS 2013)

"A boy approaches me in a high school hallway and says, If you were from Afghanistan, I’d beat your ass. The three words I should’ve said were, I love you. Instead, I said, Wish you would.”

Performing during semifinals at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.

Pages Matam - “Piñata”

"Rape is a coward that hides its face in the makeup of silence."

From semifinals at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.

Hillary Kobernick- “The Last Judgement” (NPS 2013)

"I hope God told you we are not saved by the outstretched fingers; we are saved by the touching."

Performing for Atlanta’s Art Amok at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.