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Mega - “For Richard Sherman” (CUPSI 2014)

"They have plans for you. They want to stir your dreadlocks in a pot and turn them into a dog leash."

Performing for CUNY Brooklyn at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

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Mega - “For Richard Sherman” (CUPSI 2014)

"They have plans for you. They want to stir your dreadlocks in a pot and turn them into a dog leash."

Performing for CUNY Brooklyn at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

Shyla Hardwick - “Worms” (WoWPS 2014)
"The boy’s blood was red. It looked like wet paint. On average, it takes paint three days to dry."

Performing during the Lit Slam at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam.

Ken Arkind - “God Box” (CUPSI 2014)

"Could you make this wheelchair feel like my father’s shoulders? Invent a makeup that prevents the bruises, instead of just covering them up?"

A haunting, powerful performance from the Penmanship Books Reading at CUPSI 2014. Buy Ken’s book here.

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Ken Arkind - “God Box” (CUPSI 2014)

"Could you make this wheelchair feel like my father’s shoulders? Invent a makeup that prevents the bruises, instead of just covering them up?"

A haunting, powerful performance from the Penmanship Books Reading at CUPSI 2014. Buy Ken’s book here.

J. Scott Brownlee’s HIGHWAY OR BELIEF, winner of the 2013 Button Poetry Prize, is NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER. The book will be released on May 6th, but if you’re in the Twin Cities, you can get it in advance at his release show!  Order online here: http://buttonpoetry.com/product/highway-or-belief/

J. Scott Brownlee’s HIGHWAY OR BELIEF, winner of the 2013 Button Poetry Prize, is NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER. The book will be released on May 6th, but if you’re in the Twin Cities, you can get it in advance at his release show!

Order online here: http://buttonpoetry.com/product/highway-or-belief/

Megan Maughan - “5 Reasons to Date a Girl With an Eating Disorder”

"Push her so far into the mattress that she disappears completely. She will say your name over and over and over until she forgets her own."

Performing for Indiana University at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

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Megan Maughan - “5 Reasons to Date a Girl With an Eating Disorder”

"Push her so far into the mattress that she disappears completely. She will say your name over and over and over until she forgets her own."

Performing for Indiana University at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

Pages Matam - “Brown Eyed Girl” (CUPSI 2014)

"You be what turned Whitney Houston into a crackhead, but Amy Winehouse into a misunderstood soul."

Performing at the Coaches Slam at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

Kevin Yang - “Srirachapocalypse” (CUPSI 2014)

"We packed what little left we had into the back of our pickup trick. It wasn’t much. Just our frying pan, our noodle strainer, and our shotgun."

The most wonderfully absurd poem we saw at CUPSI 2014. Guard your sriracha.