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Guante Performs at Mac’s September Slam
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Guante Performs at Mac’s September Slam

On Sept. 29, MacSlams—Macalester’s slam poetry organization—hosted its first preliminary poetry competition. It was the first time this year that poets have been able to perform their work for an audience and the featured guest was poet Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre. Typically hosted in the Loch, there are three qualifying poetry slams during the semester…

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20th Annual MAC SLAMS

The Cultural House reached a milestone this past week by holding its 20th annual poetry slam. Six students competed in the slam and were judged by the audience. The slam also showcased the talents of Bao Phi ’97, an accomplished spoken word artist and activist from the Twin Cities, and Anandi Somasundaram ’15, who performed…

Face forward: Twin cities arts collective
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Face forward: Twin cities arts collective

Last Friday night in the Loch started out much like any other night in “the number-one lake-themed student lounge in the Twin Cities metro area.” Students played pool, did homework in the spacious side booths, and watched football in the large TV anteroom. But poolplayers soon stopped their game, and the people in the booths…

Review: Women of the World poetry slam
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Review: Women of the World poetry slam

Brimming with energy in a bright red dress, Allison Broeren, head of the Minneapolis slam poetry group SlamMN! and host city coordinator of the Women of the Word International Poetry Slam, yelled out to a raucous, slightly tipsy audience already on the edge of their seats. “You are going to assign numerical values to people’s…