Collin Edmonds – “Kill a Hipster, Save the Hood”

Performing at IWPS 2019

“How can you walk so carelessly through a graveyard? Like you want to step on a dead body, take it home, and tell your family you’re just cleaning up the neighborhood.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Collin Edmonds, performing at IWPS 2019.

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Ebony Stewart – “Slapboxing”

Performing at the Historic Victory Grill

“The idea is to strike your opponent without them striking you.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Ebony Stewart, performing at the Historic Victory Grill in Austin, TX.

Ebony’s spectacular book, BloodFresh is now available!

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Clarity Levine – “Placebo”

Performing at Rustbelt

“You scoffed at me. You, who knows nothing of my illness. You, who met this body when the self-inflicted cuts had already healed.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Clarity Levine, performing at Rustbelt in St. Louis, MO

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Zora Howard – “Sistergirlfriend”

Performed at the Striver’s Row

“Let me remind you: you are so goddamn beautiful. You are a hundred miles deep, two-thousand degrees squeezed to bursting brilliance.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Zora Howard, performing at the Striver’s Row

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Ryan J. – “Zombies in the Dark”

Filmed by SlamFind

“These zombies won’t have to think about when and where they aren’t welcome, or the names people might call them: ghoul, monster, thug, Black. These zombies will find joy in their bodies.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Ryan J., filmed by SlamFind.

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Adam Falkner – “Joey From Dawson’s Creek Was My Beard”

Performing at Honey in Minneapolis, MN.

“Joey from Dawson’s Creek was my beard, which if you don’t know means she was my prom date, my monster truck, my main squeeze, rumor-swatter.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Adam Falkner, performing at Honey in Minneapolis, MN.

Adam’s award-winning book, The Willies is now available!

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Luna – “The Colonization of My Spirit”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019

“Up until last year, voodoo was nothing but Satan, and every Black villain ever. But now Buzzfeed wants to write an article about a ‘new’ wave of spirituality.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Luna, performing at Rustbelt 2019 in St. Louis, MO

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Rachel Wiley!