RADI – “Lifeguard”

Performed at the Stonewall International Poetry Slam

“Four reasons I’d be the perfect lifeguard at any local beach…”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from RADI, performing at the Stonewall International Poetry Slam in Baltimore, MD

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Joshua Bennett – “Hip Hop”

Performed at the Striver’s Row

“If you ask me what I love about this culture, I would say everything and nothing. That is has killed as many as it has saved. That it has moved as many as it has paralyzed.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Joshua Bennett, performing at the Striver’s Row

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Bluz – “Amy”

Performing at Main Street Players

“They will find you like they found Cobain at 27, on the cusp of finding your voice, finding your vice.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Bluz, performing at Main Street Players in Miami Lakes, FL

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Raych Jackson – “He’ll Forgive You Again”

Performing at Icehouse

“If the relationship you are in is as inconsistent as the radio driving under viaducts on the way to his house, it is not cheating.”

Don’t miss this superb poem from Raych Jackson, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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Mojdeh Stoakley – “Trans Prayer”

Performing at Hamline University

“Praise be the body, which is the reflecting water that holds thy likeness.”

Don’t miss this superb poem from Mojdeh Stoakley, performing at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

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Ariana Brown – “Pass”

Performing at Honey

“The talk show host asks Salma Hayek to sing the national anthem of the United States…”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ariana Brown, performing at Honey in Minneapolis, MN.

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Lipi Gandhi – “Idiomatic Hands”

Performed by Lipi Gandhi

“I try to stretch my fingers as far as possible so that there’s enough space for everything and still not have my hands full.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Lipi Gandhi, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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Guante – “Tension and Release”

Performing at Icehouse

“Isn’t that art? Waking up? Isn’t that the power of a moment?”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Guante, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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Danielle Leard – “Hey Mom, Can You Let Me In?”

Performed by Danielle Leard

“I don’t need more windows to the soul, I need you to open the door.”

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