Anita Jefferies – “The Tree Fell”

Filmed by SlamFind

“When they ask, ‘So, what’s your ethnicity?’ Say, uprooted. Say the tree fell a long time ago. Everyone pretended not to hear it.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Anita Jefferies, filmed by SlamFind

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C.R.U.S.H & Rain – “American Clone”

2021 Button Poetry Video Contest

“There’s no need for protest in the Promised Land.”

Don’t miss this great poem from C.R.U.S.H & Rain, Category Winners of the 2021 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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Andrea Gibson – “Neighbors”

Performed in Longmont, CO

“She was so unsurprised to see me on her porch, I knew the world had changed.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Andrea Gibson, performing in Longmont, CO.

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McPherson – “Mom, Stop Calling Me N**** (T.O.R.N.)”

Performing at the Black Arts Matter Poetry Slam

“‘Tis the season for white women to stop calling me ‘nigga.’”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from McPherson, performing at the Black Arts Matter Poetry Slam

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Rachel Wiley – “Poem for Susan Boomer Jenkins”

Performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“And like a punch to the side of the head, there she is. Everything I have worked my entire fat life not to be, embodied on screen.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Rachel Wiley, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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Miona Short – “Peaches: Dear Professor”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018

“Dear professor ‘helpful,’ when I told you that I could not find a tutor or other students to study with, you told me that sometimes I’ll just be given a textbook and expected to learn it.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Miona Short, performing at Rustbelt 2018 in Detroit, MI

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Chris Lilley – “Tell Them (after Carvens Lissaint)”

Filmed by SlamFind

“Tell them I loved so hard a hug from me was like being stuck between a rock and a hard place and it was this kind of love that always made it hard to let go.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Chris Lilley, filmed by SlamFind.

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Joshua Bennett – “Dear Stevie”

Performed at the Striver’s Row

“Every time you sing the word, ‘sunshine,’ I rethink what it means to see.”

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

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G. Yamazawa – “10 Things You Should Know About Being an Asian from the South” (100K Views!)

“When you forget where you’re from, you will truly become American.”

Congratulations to G. Yamazawa for topping 100,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more from G. here and here.

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