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Spoken Word and Slam Poetry

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Christopher Kain first wrote poetry at the Haymarket Cafe in Northampton, MA in 1992 as a junior majoring in English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and also an English major, and found poetry as a short way of telling a... more

Charlotte Abotsi is a college student and poet hailing from Providence, Rhode Island. She was the Youth Grand Slam Champion at Providence Slam in 2013, taking her to her second Brave New Voices competition. She has competed in... more

Colin Killick is a poet and disability rights activist based in Somerville, MA. His work has been published in Freezeray and Oddball magazines , and he has appeared as a featured poet at venues across MA and RI. He organized the... more

Lauren Whitehead is a writer, educator and Master of Fine Arts recipient in Dramaturgy from Columbia University where she was a Schubert Presidential Fellow and an Undergraduate Writing Teaching Fellow. Lauren has performed... more

Paul Tran is a Vietnamese American historian and spoken word poet. He won "Best Poet" and "Pushing the Art Forward" at the national college poetry slam, as well as awards and fellowships from Kundiman, Poets House, Lambda... more

Adam Falkner is an artist, educator and scholar. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Dialogue Arts Project, and an Arthur Zankel Fellow at Columbia University's Teachers College, where is a PhD student in the English Education... more

Mike Gerbino is an accomplished hip-hop artist, spoken word poet and filmmaker. Known for his personal, political and satirical approach, Mike has been featured in numerous blogs and publications, most notably on HBO's ?Brave New Voices?... more

Sam Rush was raised in South Florida, but now makes poems and songs in and around New Hampshire. Sam got to writing poems after developing progressive hearing loss as a teenager and noticing how many words each word could be.... more

John Crow was born in Detroit Mi. he is a blend of Native American and Kentucky Hillbilly. He has been involved with performance poetry for the past 15 years. As the founding Slam-master of Killeen Poetry Slam, he has also... more

Damien Flores hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received a BA in English and Chicano Studies from the University of New Mexico in 2009 and was recipient of the 2008 Lena Todd Award for creative non-fiction from the UNM English... more

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