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Posts Tagged: poetry slam

Sam Sax - “Learning to Twerk Alone in My Room” 

"…trying to train the awkward wing of my ass to fly…"

Back by popular demand! Sam Sax! Inside Voices!

Thressa Johnson - “Dear Scotty”

"If boys were born one thing and girls another, we wouldn’t have to police them with pink and blue crayons."

Performing at the 2013 Great Plains Poetry Pile up.

Cristopher Gibson - “Piano Man”

"His smile is a keyboard. It is important to know he is still smiling."

Performing at the season opener Saint Paul Soap Boxing Poetry Slam.

Eirean Bradley - “mr Fred Phelps vs. mrs John Waters” 

Eirean Bradley, performing for the Portland Poetry Slam in the 2013 National Poetry Slam

Tolonda Henderson - “Regrets”

"At every moment in the history of the Universe, every choice and option has been realized."

Tolonda performing as the sacrificial poet at Johnny D’s in Somerville during the 2013 National Poetry Slam.

Chace ‘mic write’ Morris - “Gridiron”

"My skull- 4th quarter away game, My mind- rushed field, torn goal post; Mind tells hands hold everything love like Hail Mary you afraid to lose"

Chace ‘Mic Write” Morris performing in finals for the Midwest Wolfpack, champions of the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Madison, WI.

Will Evans - “For Columbus” (After “My Town” by Buddy Wakefield)

"My town thinks progress is a one-way Greyhound to another city." 

"Where we teach 19 year old athletes that blow jobs are severance pay for the chance to turn their knees into shrapnel to raise the price on box seats." 

Will Evans, performing for the Columbus Writing Wrongs team at the Finals for the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

T Miller - “Frank Ocean” (Rustbelt 2013)

"The day that Frank Ocean came out, my nephew was walking around the house in heels, thanking me for not telling his father that he likes to dance to Beyonce."

T Miller, performing for the champion Mpls/Detroit team at the2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

Janani - “trans/national” (CUPSI 2013)

"My testosterone is now made by Israel’s largest company. There is colonization running through my bloodstream."

Janani, of Stanford University, performing during semifinals at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

Lauren Bullock - “Love Notes” (CUPSI 2013)

"When she broke your heart, did she also crack your spine so you would always fall in her direction?"


A beautiful love poem from Lauren Bullock of UNC Chapel Hill. UNC ended up placing fourth in the tournament.