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Posts Tagged: spoken word

Ollie Renee Schminkey - “How to Love Your Body in Ten Easy Steps” (CUPSI 2014)

"Call it self-hate. Call it ‘I just need an alone day.’ Take an alone day every day."

Performing for Macalester College during prelims at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

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Ollie Renee Schminkey - “How to Love Your Body in Ten Easy Steps” (CUPSI 2014)

"Call it self-hate. Call it ‘I just need an alone day.’ Take an alone day every day."

Performing for Macalester College during prelims at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

Thomas Fucaloro - “When You Sew What You Reap”

"I like when other people judge other people. It keeps the economy going."

A unique poem from our Poetry Observed series.

Deonte Osayande - “Masks”

"I know why they have trust issues instead of trust funds. No one is banking on their survival."

Performing during his feature at the Soap Boxing Poetry Slam in Saint Paul, MN.

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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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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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.

Michael Mlekoday - “Sidewalk Chalk”

"The neighbor kids and I, we used to sneak out of our houses every Sunday night, after the world fell asleep, to try and find out what it dreams of."

A powerful, inventive poem from Button’s own Head Editor, Michael Mlekoday, performing at the book release party for his debut collection, The Dead Eat Everything.