Paola Gonzalez & Karla Gutierrez – “At The Wall, US/Mexican Border, Texas, 2020”

Performing at the Get Lit Classic Slam.

“The legend of the wall begins with those who arrived with silver skin.”

Don’t miss this timely, necessary poem from Paola Gonzalez & Karla Gutierrez, our first video from the Get Lit Words Ignite Classic Slam, the largest youth poetry tournament in Southern California. Order Get Lit Rising today at simonandschuster.com, and join the #LiteraryRiot at getlit.org.
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Jamie Mortara – “Cornflake Girl” (AWP 2016)

Performing at Art Share-LA.

“When I finally sucker punched my childhood bully, the adults
were all so happy I was finally made of fists.”

Don’t miss this gorgeous poem from Jamie Mortara, performing during the Button Poetry/YesYes Books showcase at AWP 2016. If you’re in Los Angeles, don’t miss our next show at Art Share next Thursday, September 29th!
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Ebony Stewart – “Eve” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried.

“In the beginning, God told Eve she did not need a man to exist.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Ebony Stewart, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Charlotte, NC. Check out more videos from Southern Fried here.
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Jasmine Combs, Nayo Jones & Kai Davis – “In Defense of Meek Mill”

Performing at CUPSI 2016

“This is what happens when trigger fingers
turn to Twitter fingers.”

Don’t miss this hilarious poem from the Temple University poetry slam team, performing during semifinals at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Temple went on to win the tournament.
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Bryan Beechaum – “Good Game Takai” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried.

“Because Black Lives Matter only when there is a profit to be made.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Bryan Beechaum, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Charlotte, NC. Check out more videos from Southern Fried here.
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Asia Samson – “As I Am” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried

“Make me as I already am, because nothing
has ever been more beautiful.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Asia Samson, performing during the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC. Check out more of Asia’s work here and here.

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Michael Mlekoday – “Don’t Ask Why I Stopped Believing in Magic”

Performing at Fox Egg Gallery in Minneapolis.

“The rain makes the whole city sound like a music box.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Michael Mlekoday, performing at Button Poetry Live. Check out this and more in Michael’s book, The Dead Eat Everything.

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Erin Schick – “Identity: A Love Story” (WOWPS 2016)

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“I know I am most aware of myself as broken when someone else
is holding me together.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Erin Schick, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Brooklyn, NY. You can check out more of Erin’s work here and here.

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Joseph Capehart – “The First Time I Met An Atheist” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“If the Pope had been available
I would’ve kissed that belly 100 times.”

Don’t miss this hilarious poem from Joseph Capehart, performing at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Minnesota area, don’t miss the next live show!
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Shasparay Lighteard – “In This Shade” (Southern Fried)

Performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam.

“I have spent so much energy trying to be invisible.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Shasparay Lighteard, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC.
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