“My Body, Horizontal; My _______, Gone.”
It’s that time of year again— the WeSlam team has returned from CUPSI, the largest intercollegiate poetry slam in the world, weary but invigorated, and are ready to share their work from the course of the semester with their Wesleyan peers. Their work addresses queer/trans issues, representation, colonization, and diaspora, among other things.
Ahmed M. Badr ’20
Hazem Fahmy ’17
Mina Khan ’20
Ariel Edelman ’20
Lexi Slater ’19
But not only the team has been writing all semester! For this final showcase, we are opening the mic and want to invite poets at large to share their work in whatever form and on any subject, as well as highlight the work of non-team members of WeSlam.
Doors and sign-ups open @ 6:30PM. Performances will start at 7PM. The team’s feature performance will start between 7:30 and 7:45.
This event will be the first of hopefully many spaces and platforms where we can directly address, acknowledge, discuss, and hopefully, shift the processes of colonization and capitalization present in slam poetry. To find out more about this, please attend our (always) open meeting on Sunday at 5PM in Shapiro Creative Writing Center.
Date: Saturday, April 22
Place: The Bayit