Category: Poetry

Amaya Blankenship – “My Walk Home”

 

Performing at the 2017 Get Lit Classic Slam. The Get Lit Classic Slam is the largest teen poetry competition in Southern California’s history – where high school students from schools throughout Los Angeles County face off to “slam” classic poems by poets like Neruda, Lorca, Hughes, Dickinson, Angelou, etc. in combination with their own spoken word responses. The Classic Slam occurs every Spring around National Poetry Month for audiences of thousands. Scholarships are awarded to winning teams and bouts are judged by leading writers, actors, and artists.

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Bianca Phipps – “Stay With Me”

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Performing at Rustbelt 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.

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Aaron Coleman – “It Is Not a Question of Memory”

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Performing at his book release party in Minneapolis.

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“My Secret” Poem dedicated to Chester Bennington by Juan C. Diaz

 

My Secret

By Juan C. Diaz @Tearsofwardiaz

 

 

Shhh!

No one can know that my

Smile is a prison.

No one can know

That I still try to sew up

The huge hole from the

Thin layer of innocence

That I had discarded

At age fourteen.

No one can know

That I am the tired warrior

Going in to battle hoping

That it will be my

Last.

And if it is my last,

I hope that I am

The last cripple to

Be born on Earth.

 

 

 

This poem is dedicated to Chester Bennington.

 

Elizabeth Acevedo – “Bittersweet Love Poem” | All Def Poetry x Da Poetry Lounge (Video)

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