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Poetry slammin’ places around New York

Poetry slammin’ places around New York

By Tiffanie Hwang, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015


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Treat yourself to a night of slam poetry and live music.

Race, gender discussed through slam poetry

Race, gender discussed through slam poetry

By Justine Morris, Staff Writer

April 16, 2015


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The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU hosted a discussion of race relations through spoken word and poetry.

Slam! at NYU continues win streak

By Zoe Thompson, Staff Writer

April 12, 2015


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Profile of the poets in the Poetry Slam! team and their win at CUPSI 2015

Student poetry: ‘Dionysus’

Student poetry: ‘Dionysus’

April 30, 2014


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  I found him buried in a planter growing from the dirt like a vine. I just wanted to let you know, he said,               I just wanted to let you know that if I hadn’t been so self-loathing I would have kissed you. He smiles, staring until I step closer, give him a chance ...

Student poetry: ‘My Dead Friend’

Student poetry: ‘My Dead Friend’

April 30, 2014


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I sit on the swings with my dead friend, it’s normal, we’re happy, we talk about March Madness, then I feel the pain of his sickness come over me slowly because I’m the sick one now, my body attacking itself, white blood cell count increasing too quickly, I don’t know anything else, is...

Student poet wins publishing deal

Student poet wins publishing deal

April 3, 2014


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When CAS sophomore Moumita Basuroychowdhury bravely submitted her personal diary to the Oblongata Chapbook Contest, she did not expect anything to come of it. However, Basuroychowdhury’s won first prize — a publishing deal. Basuroychowdhury’s first book, “Live Nude,” was released on Ama...

Up-and-Comer | Aziza Barnes

Up-and-Comer | Aziza Barnes

March 27, 2014


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It took a few minutes scanning the room for Aziza Barnes and I to finally find each other, unknowingly sitting side by side. We laugh and she takes a seat opposite me. Her mellow voice speaks easily and, at times, hints at the strength with which she performs. We meet with a handshake but part wit...

Ultra Violet Live competitor profile: Jason Trager and Rosie Vaughn

Ultra Violet Live competitor profile: Jason Trager and Rosie Vaughn

By Bryna Shuman, Features Editor

March 3, 2014


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Names: Jason Trager and Rosie Vaughn Hometowns: Great Neck, N.Y., Ripon, Calif. Year: Tisch freshmen Dorm: Third Avenue North residence hall Act: Spoken word poetry What is your biggest inspiration? Well we saw these guys do a poem about Legos on YouTube, and my sister writes really amazing s...

Creative Writing Program students, poet share works

Creative Writing Program students, poet share works

November 25, 2013


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In the small, dark KGB Bar on East Fourth street, a crowd of about 50 people gathered to hear young writers share their works. The reading, held Friday, Nov. 22, was the final event in the series called the Emerging Writers Reading Series, and featured the works of four students as well as that of poet Natalie Diaz...

Slam! hosts second audition, anticipates final club selection

Slam! hosts second audition, anticipates final club selection

November 18, 2013


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The Slam! at NYU poetry club held its second preliminary auditions last week in front of a packed house, on a bare stage with nothing but a standing microphone. Poetry slam contestants spilled their sorrows, made ingenious metaphors and put on a downright humorous presentation at the Eisner & Lu...

What’s in your bag?

What’s in your bag?

April 4, 2013


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  Gallatin freshman Noah Baustin is best known as the mind behind Open Mic Rubin, a weekly Thursday night talent show at Rubin residence hall that he started last fall. From running the stage to working on a new rooftop garden in Brooklyn, The Greenpoint Growery, Baustin is kept busy wit...

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