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Posts Tagged: slam poetry

Javon Johnson - “Letter From Michael Jackson to Justin Bieber”

"I know puppets when I see them. I only wonder who controls your strings."

Javon Johnson, performing during the Button Showcase at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Jared Singer - “Love”

"Love can only be described the way it is lived; in parts."

Performing during the Coaches’ Slam at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Yesika Salgado - “How Not to Make Love to a Fat Girl.”

"In the past, I’ve apologized for my size with silence."

Performing during the July 2014 slam at Da Poetry Lounge in Los Angeles. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Sterling Higa - “Swing”

"You, fickle moon; you, eclipse of a father."

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

Cecily Schuler - “Close Enough”

"What will it take for this body to give up this war?"

Performing for Seattle ant the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

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Cecily Schuler - “Close Enough”

"There is no blame here. None of us have ever been loved right."

Performing for Seattle ant the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Doc Luben - “Bug vs Door”

"You and I were both seventeen when you died, and ever since then I have envied you."

Performing for Portland, OR at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Meaghan Ford - “Mother Tongue”

"You won’t know what kind of man he is, until you’re alone together."

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

“you can’t wear your mother’s clothes without becoming your mother. you can’t take on her voice without also taking her hands & throat” 
ONLY NINE MORE HOURS to get Sam Sax’s chapbook, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters, for 25% off at the Button Website!

you can’t wear your mother’s clothes without becoming your mother. you can’t take on her voice without also taking her hands & throat” 

ONLY NINE MORE HOURS to get Sam Sax’s chapbook, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters, for 25% off at the Button Website!

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William Giles - “Ursula”

"Growing up on an island, I can only imagine the men in my family learned the best way to overcome a fear of the ocean is to become one."

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