Category Archives: Poets

Michael Mlekoday

Michael Mlekoday

Michael Mlekoday is a poet and performer from Minneapolis. Mlekoday’s first book, The Dead Eat Everything (Kent State University Press, 2014), was selected by Dorianne Laux as the winner of the 2012 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize. A National Poetry Slam Champion, Mlekoday’s poems have also appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Ninth Letter,… More

Sierra DeMulder

Sierra DeMulder

Sierra DeMulder is one of the most accomplished and recognizable young women in the world of slam poetry. The two-time National Poetry Slam champion has spent the past five years energizing audiences at colleges and poetry events across the nation, seamlessly weaving complex issues of identity and gender with the honesty of heartbreak. Her poetry… More

Sam Cook

Sam Cook

Sam Cook is a National Poetry Slam champion who resides in Minnesota. He is a recipient of the 2012 Verve Grant and the Founder of Button Poetry. Sam works for Macalester College, coaching and coordinating their CUPSI slam program. Additionally, Sam is the Director of the two-time national champion St. Paul Soap Boxing poetry slam and… More

Hieu Minh Nguyen

Hieu Minh Nguyen

Hieu Minh Nguyen was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, by a single, Vietnamese-American, mother. He is the author of This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Press, 2014). He co-coached the 2011 University of Minnesota poetry slam team, which placed fourth at the College National Poetry Slam. He was also a member of the 5th-ranked Minneapolis adult… More

Dylan Garity

Dylan Garity

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… More

Neil Hilborn

Neil Hilborn

Neil Hilborn is a College National Poetry Slam champion, and a 2011 graduate with honors from Macalester College with a degree in Creative Writing. His debut full-length book, Our Numbered Days, is now available, as well as his chapbook, Clatter. Neil was a member of the 2011 Macalester Poetry Slam team, which ranked first in… More