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Poetry Slam (from The Signal)
On Oct. 27, the Warrior Activity Center (WAC), Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) and the University Student Union put on “Slam Stereotypes: Poetry Show” as part of the university’s human campaign. The show took place at 7 p.m. in the Warrior Grill and featured two professional poets, Ner City and The Saint along with four more poets they brought along with them. Students filled the Warrior Grill and the event offered food at discounted prices. The crowd was receptive to the poets, laughing at the right time and understanding the serious moments…

 

Student poets vie for Grizzlies grants (from The Commercial Appeal)
There once was a poet in Memphis, who tried to rhyme something with Memphis; but he didn’t do well, and so didn’t excel to a free college tuition in Memphis…

 

Poetry readings incite audience emotions (from Victoria Advocate)
E. Ethelbert Miller asked his audience who’d had their ears professionally cleaned. Just a few raised their hands, and Miller, a poet and literary activist based in Washington, D.C., shared about the profane-ridden bus ride that sparked the odd question and one of his poems…

 

First lady of verse: 90-year-old Marbeheader’s love of poetry, life proves contagious (from Wicked Local)
The starting point, she figures, was listening to her mother singing lullabies when she was a baby. Today, 90 years later, Marblehead resident Charlotte Tannheimer shares her lifelong romance with poetry by hosting a monthly event at St. Andrews Church…