Hanif Abdurraqib – “The Four Seasons – December 1963”

Performing at Art Share LA

“Watch as I press my lips to your neck
and fade from my baby pictures.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Hanif Abdurraqib, performing at the Button Poetry/YesYes Books showcase at AWP 2016 in Los Angeles. Hanif’s brilliant debut book, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, is available now.

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Paul Tran – “The Week After Another Man Rapes Me” (Rustbelt 2016)

Performing at Rustbelt 2016.

“This trauma be gravity. This trauma be a magnetic field my body orbits around like a compass.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Paul Tran, performing at the 2016 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Colubus, OH. You can check out more of Paul’s work here.
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Sam Sax – “Kaddish” (Rustbelt 2016)

Performing at Rustbelt 2016.

“I wonder what they found when they cut him open. Wings, I bet.
I bet they found wings.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Sam Sax, performing at the 2016 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Columbus, OH. You can check out more of Sam’s work in his brilliant book, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters. Watch more of Sam’s videos here, here and here.
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Yesika Salgado – “Compilation”

Performing at Art Share LA.

“All of my poems are collection plates. I fill & fill & fill & fill.
I have yet to come up empty.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Yesika Salgado, performing at Art Share LA. You can check out more of Yesika’s videos here and here.

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Ebony Stewart – “This Poem Is About Joy” (WOWPS 2016)

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“The only time he was asked to put his hands up was to show us how he looks when he pretends he’s flying.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Ebony Stewart, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Brooklyn, NY. You can check out more of Ebony’s work here and here.
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Emi Mahmoud – “People Like Us” (WOWPS 2016)

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“The worst thing about genocide isn’t the hunger or the murder,
it’s the silence.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Emi Mahmoud, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Brooklyn, NY. You can check out more of Emi’s work here and here.
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Ocean Vuong – “Notebook Fragments”

Performing at Art Share LA.

“Shouldn’t heaven be super heavy by now?”

Don’t miss this stunning poem by Ocean Vuong, performing at the Button Poetry/YesYes Books showcase at AWP 2016 in Los Angeles. Check out some of Ocean’s thoughts on poetry and more, here.
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Haley Mosley – “Walls Waltz”

Performing at SlamMN!

“My bed smelled like him today, and he’s never been in this one.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Haley Mosley, performing at SlamMN! in Minneapolis.
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Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “Hide Your Shea Butter” (CUPSI 2016)

Performing at CUPSI 2016.

“It’s not just that you take what we create, it’s that it always gets
lost in translation.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jihad, performing at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. You can check out more from Crystal and Aaliyah here, here and here.
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