Category Archives: Poetry

Original poetry & commentary on poetry

Marc Smith’s American Eagles

The VIDEO below captures Marc Kelly Smith performing “American Eagles,” one of seven poems he did in a series on tattoo artists. Marc Smith is founder and promoter par excellance of the Slam Poetry Movement, what several critics have dubbed … Continue reading

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The Mammalian Response

              ( I Kings 19:12 ) Warm blood is expensive and impatient. Snakes swallow their prey whole and wait Because they can, because their blood Does not pipe and squawk for food Like billions … Continue reading

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Ken Green’s One Man Parade

Ken Green (b. 1964) used to be a graphic artist for the Department of Children and Family Services in Chicago, and was perhaps the funniest slam poet on the Chicago scene, until…(see below). Though he was not the youngest writer … Continue reading

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