Honey Sanaa – “Truth Be Told” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried

“My grandfather used to say that a lie will make it around the world
and back before the truth even gets its shoes on.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Honey Sanaa, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC. Check out more of Honey’s work here.

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Chrysanthemum Tran – “Why I Never Reported My Rape” (WOWPS 2016)

Featuring at WOWPS 2016

“It’s ironic, how I can’t send my rapist to prison without feeling
guilty, like I’m the one taking something from him.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Chrysanthemum Tran, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Brooklyn, NY. Check out more from Chrysanthemum here and here.

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Mason Granger – “Alexander Squarepants: Track #31” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“SpongeBob he obviously has Krabby Patty passions / In the back he flip them flappies with his right hand Patrick”

Hamilton fans, don’t miss this hilarious mash-up from Mason Granger, founder of SlamFind, performing at Button Poetry Live.

If you’re in Minnesota, don’t miss the next live show!
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Safia Elhillo – “To Make Use of Water” (CUPSI 2016)

Featuring at CUPSI 2016.

“Back home we are plagued by a politeness so dense, even the doctors
cannot call things what they are.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Safia Elhillo, featuring at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational in Austin, TX. Check out Safia’s main feature performance here.
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Nia Lewis – “Closed” (Get Lit 2016)

Performing at the Get Lit Classic Slam.

“You must understand that a body is just a body,
a silhouette isn’t a definition of a woman.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Nia Lewis, performing at 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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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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