Have you heard the poem "church" by Bobby Crawford? He is an amazing queer poet and church is one of my favorite poems. Even though it doesn't paint religion in the best of light it deals with toxic masculinity and the ending and style of speaking is just wonderful. It reminds me of your poetry at certain points, and I would recommend you listen to it :^)
i just watched his button poetry performance of that piece and i’m bone-struck and physically yelling!!! w ow
I HAVE NEVER READ A POEM IN MY LIFE, HOW DARE YOU???????
(I have LOTs of poets I admire. Like, lots. Like, strap in and get ready, we’re going on a ride.)
First of all, there’s richardsiken-poet. His book, Crush, has broken me and put me back together so many times I can’t even breathe when I think about it.
clementinevonradics has made me cry probably a hundred different times alonesomes is probably the reason I ever got into poetry at all workingonhumble and I are going on tour and he knocks the breath out of me on the regular tristamateer‘s new book baptized me in FIRE and she has the cutest mouth this side of the solar system (just fyi) mishabrandonspeck is a precious cinnamon roll, too good for this world, too pure five–a–day talks poetry to me sometimes and turns me all pink and sunkissed backshelfpoet is moving mountains, I swear to god fleurishes new book brought me to my knees goodghostbill is one of my favorite poets in the whole world and also like the nicest guy in the universe. If it weren’t for his help, I doubt Jordan I would have ever gotten our tour off the ground writingsforwinter writes a new poem EVERY DAY???? and they’re amazing??? 5000letters is probably going to take over the world and I’m going to let her sexdrugsandantiquesroadshow doesn’t write poetry often but MAN, her work is VISCERAL Ebony Stewart KILLS on the microphone and also gives amazing hugs cabbycan has like the best smile on the planet and also poetry that knocks me on my ass lora-mathis is a mad genius and I adore her amanda-oaks literally changes lives on the daily, can’t express how much I owe to this lovely lady deeplystained is fearless elalusz‘s poetry leaves me black and blue and beautifully human sarahtaylorgibson spins stories that leave me captivated wordsoftakumi is electric on a microphone and sweet as can be
Tonight’s Cantab feature is your IWPS rep and mine, Bobby Crawford! Help send him off to Spokane in style for the competition which will run from October 3 through 5. Here he is performing “Nine Innings of Someone I Love” as a sacrificial poem at DC’s Beltway Slam.
Emerson Poetry Project is a group based out of Emerson College in Boston, MA. It was founded in 2008 by the Gringo Choir (Max Kessler, Carrie Rudzinski, Steve Subrizi, and Carlos Williams). Today, its curators are Phoenix Bunke, Paul Lyons, Bobby Crawford, and Brenna Kleiman. The group hosts open mics, slams, and touring poet features every Monday night on campus. On September 10, EPP hosted an All-Star Slam featuring the 2012 Emerson College CUPSI team, pictured above–Brenna Kleiman, Paul Lyons, Bobby Crawford, Tiernan Cahill, and Donnie Welch!