Ollie Schminkey – prayer for the winter solstice

Performed at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

“my wish for you on this longest night, is that the sky becomes all of your safest things.”

Don’t miss this poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

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Legacy Thornton – Home/After: Lesson in Healthy

Performed at The 2023 Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

“Once my temple was ransacked, I ran into the arms of another. Together we used my remnants to make a shrine of our love.”

Don’t miss this poem from Legacy Thornton, performing at The 2023 Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

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Zach Goldberg – Wine / Water / Blood

Performed at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

“Liquor too can become a consecration, so it became the way I practiced.”

Don’t miss this poem from Zach Goldberg, performing at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

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BlacqWildFlowr – Gluttony

Performed at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX

“Why would I settle for a man who can only see me as something to order, something to devour, something to conquer?”

Don’t miss this poem from BlacqWildFlowr, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX

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Ollie Schminkey – if I knew it would happen

Performed at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

“What is an obituary but a note passed between fingers underneath the desk during class?”

Don’t miss this poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

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Ariana Brown – Dear Texas

Performed at Project Row Houses in Houston, TX

“I don’t want a Devil who smiles in my face. Give me a devil proud of his deeds.”

Don’t miss this poem from Ariana Brown , performing at Project Row Houses in Houston, TX

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Bri Esoteric – Bigger the Hoop

Performed at WOWPS 2023 in Baltimore, MD

“We’ve stretched ourselves over their wounds, all while ignoring our own, just like we were raised to.”

Don’t miss this poem from Bri Esoteric, performing at WOWPS 2023 in Baltimore, MD

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Sierra DeMulder – The Day of Your Proposal

Performed performing at Albany Barn in Albany, NY in 2023.

“You are giving me so much more than a hyphenated name. We have built a new astrology— a celestial porchlight, a love as simple as a front door.”

Don’t miss this poem from Sierra DeMulder, performing at Albany Barn in Albany, NY in 2023.

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