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Marquette Youth Poets Sweep 2019 VerbQuake Finals

Marquette Youth Poets Sweep 2019 VerbQuake Finals

Sarah Abbas and her Marquette High School teammates, Ella Woods and Megha Sanjay, swept the VerbQuake 2019 Youth Poetry Slam finals winning the team and individual championships in March. Known as Beauty & the Beats within the St. Louis Youth Poetry Slam community, much of their fiery content revealed careful consideration of social identity as…

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UrbArts Sends Top Four Youth Poets to Brave New Voices International Slam Festival

UrbArts Sends Top Four Youth Poets to Brave New Voices International Slam Festival

Saint Louis, Missouri — UrbArts will send its top four youth poets to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Brave New Voices International Slam Festival in July 2016. University of Missouri student Erielle Jones, Kirkwood High student Aly, and Grand Center Arts Academy students Majovah and Biddy are current preparing poems for the 4 day festival…

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K-Word wins, Truth B Told takes Indies

K-Word wins, Truth B Told takes Indies

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. — April 19, 2014 — Kirkwood High School’s poetry slam team – K-Word – wins third annual VerbQuake Grand Slam and Hazelwood West student Truth B Told captures individual championship. Poems critiquing government inaction on immigration policy to the sexual objectification of women were seared into the consciousness of over 100 audience…

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Top Teams Set for 3rd VerbQuake Grand Slam

Top Teams Set for 3rd VerbQuake Grand Slam

Saint Louis, MO – April 1, 2014 – Four teams of high school poets will vie for the Grand Slam championship during poetry month at the Missouri History Museum. K-Word of Kirkwood High School, Slam Cats of Hazelwood West, Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory and Cleveland NJROTC emerged from tournament competition in March to sling metaphors…

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