Dylan Garity is a College National Poetry Slam Champion, whose work has been featured on Upworthy and The Huffington Post. He is a 2012 graduate with honors from Macalester College. He was a member of the 2010 , 2011 and 2012 Macalester Slam teams, which placed 3rd, 1st and 2nd in the nation, respectively. He was named Best Poet at the 2012 tournament. He was also a member of the 2011 and 2013 Minneapolis national slam teams, which ranked 5th and 9th at the National Poetry Slam. He was a recipient of a 2012 Verve Grant from Intermedia Arts.