Poetry

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I perform slam poetry at open mics all across the region, including Indianapolis, Chicago, and Lafayette. At its core, slam is a counter-cultural phenomenon against academic ownership over the poetry genre that seeks to democratize poetry, creating a space where the voices of the oppressed and disadvantaged can be heard. My poetry investigates place, learning and development, academia, and nature–all through a style that emphasizes simplicity, accessibility, and Midwestern values and dialect features.

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