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The Road to NPS 2014 in Oakland (not going very far)

The Road to NPS 2014 in Oakland (not going very far)

10532978_751986308178105_4635042541260819613_oBy all means my old ass should have done something like coach a team this year but then I went to the New Sh!t Show and won a slam and then made a team with these bad ass human beings and it’s like I couldn’t not be on a team again. These poets inspire me, they make me a better poet, and I couldn’t choose a better group of people to make one more go ’round with.

So we put a little book together.…

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The Berkeley Poetry Slam featuring SAM SAX!

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The Berkeley Poetry Slam featuring SAM SAX!

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THE LONGEST RUNNING POETRY SLAM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!
Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world, every week, since 2000.

http://berkeleyslam.org/
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It’s the return of Sam Sax to the Bay Area! Sam has been well known around the Bay as one of the most innovative writers around and last year he moved…

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You're being so ignorant with your tweets. Hobby Lobby is a company that isn't going to support something they do not believe in. They aren't saying for people to not use birth control or any types of birth control. They just don't want to be the ones allowing it through their insurance. The company is being bashed for doing what they believe in while ignorant people like you get upset about it. If you don't agree don't work for them. It's simple
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macepoints:

slackmistress:

Point one:

Hobby Lobby is a corporation. Corporations get certain benefits that people don’t: tax breaks, protection from criminal charges being filed, etc.

If Hobby Lobby would like to be a PERSON WITH RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, then Hobby Lobby should not get the protection of a corporation.

Point two:

If Hobby Lobby had the courage of their religious convictions, they would not:

If you are a human in the United States, it should not be up to your boss to decide what medicine is appropriate for you to take. It should be up to your doctor. Yes, and insurance company could deny you, but YOUR BOSS SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY DECISIONS WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEALTH CARE.

Point three:

Hobby Lobby is totes cool with vasectomies and erectile dysfunction drugs.

Point four:

One of the points people up is that Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to cover the Morning After Pill because it’s abortion. Except that the Morning After Pill ISN’T ABORTION. The Morning After Pill delays or inhibits ovulation. IT PREVENTS PREGNANCY. This is science. But maybe you think gravity is a myth, too.

Point five:

Christian Scientists and Jehovah’s Witnesses* traditionally do not believe in medicine. So I imagine you ‘re okay with a business run by someone who practices these faiths to not cover your mom’s chemo, or your diabetes medication, or a blood transfusion for your child. (*Edited to add: Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in medicine, just not blood transfusions. Thanks to annelangston for the clarification.)

Point six: (bonus round!)

I appreciate that you are so confident of your convictions that you are willing to put your name on your…oh wait. You’re anonymous.

#DrHobbyLobby prescribes taking up cross-stitch. May I recommend this one?

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wordsfordays:

nicalea:

nicalea:

Get yrs!!! http://thenewshtshow.bigcartel.com support the new shit team!!

lemme tell y’all why this is important: this year is the 25th anniversary of Poetry Slam Nationals and this year it’ll be held in Oakland (yeah that means ppl in the bay can go to the bouts/get passes!), over the past 8-9 months our show has been hosting slams in order to compile a team to send to nationals and we did it. everyone on the team is extremely talented and they are working so hard to write new poems for the bouts at nationals, this means practice is more like a writing workshop than anything else. support the amazing job these poets are doing!
with the book you get poems by all 5 team members + the 3 on staff
you should definitely get this book!

also signal boost!

ITS REALLY GOOD

wordsfordays:

nicalea:

nicalea:

Get yrs!!! http://thenewshtshow.bigcartel.com support the new shit team!!

lemme tell y’all why this is important: this year is the 25th anniversary of Poetry Slam Nationals and this year it’ll be held in Oakland (yeah that means ppl in the bay can go to the bouts/get passes!), over the past 8-9 months our show has been hosting slams in order to compile a team to send to nationals and we did it. everyone on the team is extremely talented and they are working so hard to write new poems for the bouts at nationals, this means practice is more like a writing workshop than anything else. support the amazing job these poets are doing!


with the book you get poems by all 5 team members + the 3 on staff

you should definitely get this book!

also signal boost!

ITS REALLY GOOD

This Sunday at the Brower Center in Berkeley!

I’m going to be part of this amazing show with Patricia Smith, Willie Perdomo, Lorna Dee Cervantes, and a whole bunch of poet friends I admire like Denise Jolly, Sonya Renee, Katelyn Lucas, Josh Healey, Raina Leon, and so many more!

This Sunday at the Brower Center in Berkeley!

I’m going to be part of this amazing show with Patricia Smith, Willie Perdomo, Lorna Dee Cervantes, and a whole bunch of poet friends I admire like Denise Jolly, Sonya Renee, Katelyn Lucas, Josh Healey, Raina Leon, and so many more!

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5 Questions with Carrie Rudzinski

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5 Questions with Carrie Rudzinski

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*editor’s note*

5 Questions is back and we have a good one for you today. We are very excited to have Carrie Rudzinski featuring at the Berkeley Slam this Wednesday. She’s toured all over the world, was a finalist at WOWPS this year (and the year before!), and has been published in several lit journals. She’s a talented writer and a moving, powerful performer on the…

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