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Verbal Blend Hosts Campuswide Student Poetry Slam
Verbal Blend, a spoken-word poetry program within the Office of Multicultural Affairs, will host its annual Take the Mic Poetry Slam on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Schine Underground of Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Hosted by Aneisha Goffin, a senior in the School of Education, and Demarquez Grissom, a junior in the School of Education, with music by DJ Strikah, the poetry slam is a competition that includes students from SU, SUNY ESF, Le Moyne College and Onondaga Community College. The poets will recite original material for up to three minutes. This competition will be two rounds and scoring will be based on originality, stage presence, content, delivery and time. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place.
“This poetry slam event is like a great debate or spelling bee to the spoken word poet,” says Cedric Bolton, coordinator of student engagement in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. “Students work their way through two rounds against the competition to win first place and bragging rights until the next slam.”
Students interested in participating should email Bolton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Verbal Blend or the slam, contact Bolton at 443-9676 or email@example.com.