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National Poetry Day - Oct. 8, 2015

Hey everyone! Today is National Poetry Day! This day was founded in 1994 by William Sieghart as a British campaign to promote poetry. It takes place annually in the UK and Ireland on the first or second Thursday of October.  146 more words




Two years ago, as part of my hometown’s annual literary festival, I competed in a teen poetry slam. For winning, I was given the opportunity to open for two of the headliners, Major Jackson and Robert Wrigley. 712 more words

The Poetry Question

In 2012, I had the chance to represent Austin at the Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS). The poet who won the honor of representing APS had a conflict with work, and as I had come in second place to him, I got to go in his place. 252 more words

Glori B wins National Haiku Top Spot

As a result of sharing a team with Jacob Dodson, the 2012 National Had to Head Haiku Deathmatch Champion, I found myself encouraged to write haiku and prepare for battle. 191 more words

Howling in a burrito shop

Looking for something to do on Wednesday nights? Broken Mic, a free, all-ages open mic poetry reading, is hosted every Wednesday night down at Neato Burrito on 1st avenue downtown. 88 more words


End of Another Slam Season and an Art Project

Last week marked the end of the Individual World Poetry Slam season for Writers’ Block. I and four other wonderful poets competed in the Grand Slam to determine who would represent WB in Fayetteville later this year. 496 more words


First iWPS slam of the season, crocheting and back to shadowcast love...

Well, the first slam of iWPS season was put in the books last week. There were seven of us performing. I drew fourth slot, which I was fine with. 427 more words