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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Ollie Schminkey – “Pubic Hair” (CUPSI 2016)

Performing at CUPSI 2016.

“The doctor named me woman before
I ever really even existed.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invtiational in Austin, TX.
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Jay Ward – “How to Train Your Dog” (Southern Fried)

Performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam.

“There is, after all, some reason that melanin
seeks after bullets the way it does.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Amanda Pressman, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC.
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Mahogany L. Browne – “Redbone Shames the Devil” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“You can’t tell me that ain’t love.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Mahogany L. Browne, performing at Button Poetry Live. You can get Mahogany’s book here.

The next Button Poetry Live show livestreams tonight, September 5th! Check it out here.
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Amanda Pressman – “Spring Rolls” (Southern Fried)

Performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam.

“I like my lies the way my mother used to make them.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Amanda Pressman, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC.
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