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2014 Rustbelt Midwest Regional Poetry Slam

This year’s Rustbelt Midwest Regional Poetry Slam is taking place in Detroit, Mi on June 13th and 14th. Events will kick off with a youth slam at the Downtown Branch of the Detroit Public Library (121 Gratiot) with prizes for the youth competing as well as the winner being the opening poet for Finals the following day. Preliminary bouts will be taking place at Trinosophes (1464 Gratiot) and 1515 Broadway (1515 Broadway) on the 13th from 7-9pm and 10pm-midnight. On Saturday the 14th preliminaries will be at 1515 Broadway and the Virgil Carr Center (311 E Grand River) from 12-2pm and 3-5pm. Finals will take place at the Boll Family YMCA (1401 Broadway) from 9pm-midnight on the 14th.
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The line up of teams competing in this year’s tournament are as follows:
Misfits (University City, MO),
Lake Effect Poetry (Cleveland, OH),
The Poet’s Haven (Massilion, OH),
Rockford Poetry Slam (Rockford, IL),
Lethal Poetry Slam (Chicago, IL),
Writing Wrongs (Columbus, OH),
Black Boy Fly (various cities),
Sad Boy Supper Club (various cities),
Colorful Women (Detroit, MI),
Bean Team (Providence, RI),
Mild Sauce Enthusiasts Club (Chicago, IL),
Macalaster (Macalaster, MN),
Queen City Slam (Cincinnati, OH),
Team Undateable (St.Paul, MN),
Midwest Wolf Pack (various cities),
Neo Minds Poetry Slam (Detroit, Mi)
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Best of luck to all the competing teams and whether you’re a fan, competitor or anything in between, we’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

A part of me, compelled to listen inside, wants me to write what it hears. Another part of me, afraid of the sound, of the breaking.
um…me, I guess.
Next Month I’ll be headling in Reno at this event and at the Battleborn Slam in Las Vegas on the 6th and 8th respectively. If any of yal are out in this region I hope yal come through to enjoy the show.

Next Month I’ll be headling in Reno at this event and at the Battleborn Slam in Las Vegas on the 6th and 8th respectively. If any of yal are out in this region I hope yal come through to enjoy the show.

Sometimes reassurance is the mirage you need to see so you keep going on.
Me

Decoding

Your body is a temple I hope I’m worthy enough to pray to.

Sometimes I make mistakes. Sometimes I’m the mistake made.
Write what breaks you, then write what heals the wound.