slam poetry

WU-SLam poets perform in first scored event of the year

From goth culture to police brutality, spousal abuse, anxiety and saving the planet by falling in love, WU-SLam poets immortalized experiences and circumstance in spoken word this past Friday; the lighthearted and the severe, the mundane and the momentous. This event was the first scored slam of the year put on by WU-SLam.

Ellie Ito | Contributing Writer

WU-SLam hosts a riveting and vulnerable night of spoken word poetry

Washington University’s spoken word poetry group WU-SLam hosted their annual Spring Slam, an event in which seven members from their performance crew performed original poems, February 8 in Graham Chapel. This three-round slam was competitive: Two poets were eliminated after the second round, and the remaining five poets competed in the final round for first, second and third place.

| Contributing Writer

Mary Lambert hosts Grand Slam, winners headed to nationals

Sharing stories of angry security guards and cracking jokes about ex-girlfriends, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Mary Lambert hosted WU-SLam’s Grand Slam on Friday in a Graham Chapel filled to capacity. Lambert, a former slam-poet herself, performed several of her songs in conjunction with her own poetry before the start of the competition.

| Staff Reporter

WU-SLam, Pride Alliance to present Grand Slam on Friday

After many long weeks of writing and practicing, 10 performers will take to the stage this Friday in the largest and most competitive poetry slam on campus: The Grand Slam.

Elena Wandzilak | TV Editor

The word behind spoken word: Unmasking the poets of WU-SLam

If you haven’t heard slam poet Franny Choi’s rendition of Lil Wayne’s “Pussy Monster,” you clearly haven’t been hanging around the members of WU-SLam, Wash. U.’s own slam poetry club. I sat down with five slammers, asking them a set of five questions about their WU-SLam experiences and inspirations. If you want to know more […]

Caroline Ludeman | Scene Reporter

SLAMin’ entertainment

Imagine a crowd of people gathered before you, their faces turned in interest as they wait for what you have to say. Anything you desire to communicate can be put out for all to hear, whether a serious issue regarding world affairs or simply a humorous story you wish to tell. The floor is yours […]

| Scene Reporter

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