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Posts Tagged: rustbelt

Chace Morris - “Cirrhosis” (Rustbelt 2014)

"My mother was a stubborn drunk. Try telling a 40-year-old bottle of Hennessy that the liquor inside is going to kill it."

Performing during finals at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

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Chace Morris - “Cirrhosis” (Rustbelt 2014)

"My mother was a stubborn drunk. Try telling a 40-year-old bottle of Hennessy that the liquor inside is going to kill it."

Performing during finals at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

Jamaal May - “Sky Now Black With Birds”

ForgiveI swear, the word has feathers. I want to learn to get its wings between my teeth before more retribution blots out the sky.”

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

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Jamie Morgan - “Credentialed Casualty” (Rustbelt 2014)

"I am twenty-three, and I do not know if I can save a student by dying. That wasn’t in my contract."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

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Jamie Morgan - “Credentialed Casualty” (Rustbelt 2014)

"I am twenty-three, and I do not know if I can save a student by dying. That wasn’t in my contract."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

Cam Awkward-Rich - “Break-Up Letters” (Rustbelt 2014)

"How could you not be a prophet of your body? How could you stop saying it’s name?"

Performing during finals at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

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Cam Awkward-Rich - “Break-Up Letters” (Rustbelt 2014)

"How could you not be a prophet of your body? How could you stop saying it’s name?"

Performing during finals at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

Hanif Abdurraqib - “Ode to Biggie” (Rustbelt 2014)

"And then God bled on a street in Los Angeles and we decided that maybe he wasn’t God, after all."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

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Michael Lee - “Just Yesterday” (Rustbelt 2014)

"Sometimes I want to kill my Uncle for being a more miserable drunk than I was. Sometimes I want him to die already so I can write about it. Sometimes I, too, want to be a poem."

Performing during finals at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

Akeemjamal Rollins - “Suicide Note” (Rustbelt 2014)

"Tell the pain I said goodbye. Tell goodbye I said hello."

A stunning poem from the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

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