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Posts Tagged: slam poetry

Omoizele “Oz” Okoawo - “Raindrops”

"I remember most because she asked me to, and she never asked for anything that she wasn’t just a little bit afraid of."

Performing for Boston at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

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Omoizele “Oz” Okoawo - “Raindrops”

"Raindrops think they’re flying until they hit the ground."

Performing for Boston at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Brenna Twohy - “Another Rape Poem”

"I am tired of hearing rape poems, the same way soldiers are tired of hearing their own guns go off."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Porsha O. - “Water”

"I’ve heard sharks followed slave ships crossing the atlantic ocean, trailing black bodies thrown overboard.”

Performing at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. Porsha won the tournament. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Will Evans - “Arsenal”

"The arsenal I get for my daughter is to stay the fuck out of her way."

Performing at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

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Will Evans - “Arsenal”

"I haven’t held dominion over my daughter’s body since I was changing her diapers, and she potty-trained very quickly."

Performing at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Beck Cooper - “The Gutting”

"Sometimes, it is easier to believe you deserve it, to believe you owe it to him, to wake up the next morning and serve him the pulp of you he scraped from your bones on a breakfast tray."

Performing during the Last Chance Slam at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Cassidy Foust - “How To Keep His Eyes Closed”

"She will make each of his hands feel like the squeeze of a trigger. You will always wait for his gun barrel wrists to recoil."

Performing at the September 2014 Saint Paul Soap Boxing Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

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Cassidy Foust - “How To Keep His Eyes Closed”

"You learn to never take a risk and look down at your own body. There is nothing there for you to want."

Performing at the September 2014 Saint Paul Soap Boxing Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Asia Samson - “Awakening”

"Faith means not having to wait for the sun to come."

Asia Samson, performing in a self-edited video. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!