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Scores don't matter to competitors at the Slam U Finals

The poets crowd the stage, greeting and congratulating each other after the competition.
The poets crowd the stage, greeting and congratulating each other after the competition.
Photo by T.M. Göttl.

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  • Vertigo Xi'an Xavier 5 years ago

    Alana also performed the piece about the Imperial Avenue killer in the semi-finals. As the audience realized what she was saying, whose voice the poem was written in, I was truly frightened. For a moment, I feared that the audience would tear her to pieces, literally have her drawn-and-quartered there in front of Playhouse Square. Then as she finished the piece, the audience erupted in applause and cheers, with nearly everyone on their feet. For all the wonderful and daring work I heard over the three weeks of SlamU, Alana performing that piece stands out as the most shocking and intense thing I have seen at any poetry reading in quite some time.

  • Angie 5 years ago

    sounds like a very supportive community of youngsters!

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