Our immediate slamily, along with their coach, Morgan Hill ’14 (second from left).
(Not pictured: Randyl Wilkerson ’12, desperately missed at this moment.)
Wesleyan has taken 1st place at the Wade-Lewis Poetry Slam Invitational at SUNY New Paltz. An account follows.
The first night of WLPSI (Friday, March 5th) saw Wesleyan competing against NYU and UMinn-Macalester, and the finals (Saturday, March 6th) saw Wes competing against Brown, SUNY Oneonta, and UMinn-Macalester.
But on Saturday night, there was a tie between the final two teams. Just as shocking? One of the teams, University of Minnesota, is a veteran, well established in the slam world since its inception, while the other, Wesleyan, is a bouncing baby ze, having only started this year.
Wesleyan poetic culture proves it’s still alive and kicking tomorrow night at ADP! But in order to take the edge off, there will be no judges or scores, but in the words of Michael Rosen ’11, “just a night of poetry, music, and good company.” More from Mr. Rosen:
A music and poetry concert where the house band will accompany and back poets as they take to the stage. We’ve assembled some of Wesleyan’s most talented musicians to back feature poets Morgan Hill ’14, Camara Awkward-Rich ’11, Ryan Rodger ’11, Teju Adisa-Farra ’13 and Simone Moore ’11, so this is bound to be a dandy. Signups are totally open, all styles of poetry are welcome, and with no judges to get in the way what a welcoming place it’ll be!