Tag Archives: Michael Tran

Minneapolis Slam Finals – Slamily

Slam poetry is a competition, and the slam finals decide who represents a venue at the National Poetry Slam. This is true all across the country (and beyond the U.S), and takes place in bars, coffeeshops, and other slam venues … Continue reading

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Spoken Word Celebration

Five years from now, we’ll say we were there. We’ll say we saw someone who “made it”- accept an award on the Varsity stage, or perform on the Varsity stage, or even just sit at our table as we watched … Continue reading

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Working the Skirt

From the write-ups of the Soapboxing slams, one might anticipate that Slam Poetry in the twin cities is almost entirely lacking in female voice. But that doesn’t seem to be the case, judging from SlamMN’s final qualifying slam of the … Continue reading

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Expecting the Unexpected

We end up seeing a lot of the same names and faces when we talk about the two big slams of each month, so one might anticipate that the outcomes are pretty predictable as well. February’s SlamMN slam was proof … Continue reading

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Word Ninjas Open Mic

Last week Tuesday the Rockstar Storytellers hosted their now-regular Word Ninjas open mic night at Kieran’s Irish pub in Minneapolis. I’m familiar with the Rockstars only by reputation and these Open Mic nights, but I look forward to following them … Continue reading

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