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Wham bam thank you, slam!

No Experience Necessary

Cal Slam’s open mic nights offered a perfect opportunity for me to test my poetic chops in the Berkeley slam poetry scene, and the theme for the event was womxns’ health. After a few hours of unproductive scribbling, I realized I had no idea where to start, especially with my given topic. So I spoke with Elise Dimick, a slam poetry veteran, for some tips on writing a respectable poem.
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Their happiness is not my happiness

Love Letter to Nobody in Particular

Dear Al Gore, I hate my best friend’s boyfriend, too. I know that hate is a strong word, and that everyone is free to love whomever they wish, and that I’m just lashing out because I’m hangry, but it’s true. If I had the ability to Command-A then delete his
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