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Slam Poetry: Cooler Than You (Think)

For those of you already familiar with slam poetry, you don’t need me to beg or cajole you into going to the 25th Anniversary Extravaganza at the Metro. The rest of you, your heads filled to the brim with the rank leavings (if only I could swear in these articles) and false interpretations that many have of poetry…

07/28/2011

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Best Chicago Literary Readings

In Chicago, home of the first poetry slam, stories and words are full contact affairs. They’re all out brawls and dirt under your fingernails.

06/08/2011