Emily Rose - “Joy”
Turns out it’s possible to have a lot of fun while performing a slam poem. One of our personal favorites from Rustbelt finals. Emily ended up placing second in Individual Finals at the tournament.
Marty McConnell - “Lucky”
This was a really cool poem to see, Marty was a serious legend to a few of the people who brought me up in slam and so seeing her perform is always a little special for me. Kind of like U2 is performing at the slam if I happened to like U2 a lot or something. Anyway…
Marty McConnell - “The World’s Guide to Beginning”
“How did you get this far without knowing lust is disaster’s good cousin, what flickers when the rest is burned down or blown away?”
Take the time to give this piece a good listen. One of the most original, fun, and beautifully written poems of the tournament.
God, this is so so good. So good.