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MACSLAMS

At first, the number of people cramming themselves into 10K for a Friday night poetry slam seems shocking. The seats inside the small room fill quickly and many spectators must resign themselves to leaning against walls or sitting on the floor. Despite the apparent discomfort, the room buzzes with excitement, people eagerly awaiting the first…

SLAM POETRY: Mac Poets Beyond Macalester
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SLAM POETRY: Mac Poets Beyond Macalester

It’s one thing to stand in front of an audience familiar with your art and bare all about your broken heart. It’s quite another for everyone on the internet to hear your story. Last year, The Mac Weekly reported on the sensation Rachel Rostad ’15 caused across the web when a video of her poem…

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Mac takes on National Slam Championships

After gaining internet fame with their slam poems “OCD” and “Friend Zone,” Macalester alumni Neil Hilborn ’11 and Dylan Garity ’12 returned to their popular pieces at last month’s National Poetry Slam in Boston, Mass. Competing alongside current Macalester students Rachel Rostad ’15 and Renee Schminkey ’16 on the Minneapolis-based team, SlamMN, Hilborn and Garity…

A Mac Slammer goes viral
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A Mac Slammer goes viral

After Rachel Rostad ’15 posted a video of herself performing her slam poem, “To JK Rowling, from Cho Chang,” on Tumblr, she received a much larger response than she had ever anticipated. The poem critiques the portrayal of Asian characters in media, specifically pointing to the character of Cho Chang in the Harry Potter series….

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…