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Posts Tagged: rustbelt

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.

Source: buttonpoetry

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.

Source: buttonpoetry

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.

Source: buttonpoetry

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.

Sam Sax - “Essay on Crying in Public” (Rustbelt 2014)

"How bad does the news have to be before you get to shoot the messenger? How do you bury the hatchet when it always ends up in my back?"

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