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Thumbprints in Vinyl: Review of The BreakBeat Poets

by Malcolm Friend Poems about breakdancing and beatboxing; meditations on twerking and juking; love letters to family members, neighborhoods, and even the original black Power Ranger—all of this and more you’ll find in The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in

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Review of Amber Tamblyn’s Dark Sparkler

by Sierra Smith In the foreword for Amber Tamblyn’s third collection of poetry, Diane di Prima warns the reader that Dark Sparkler “will break your heart.” And for me, it absolutely did. The collection documents the lives and often tragic

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Leaving It on the Stage: CUPSI 2015

by Malcolm Friend The room is packed. No seats left, Adriana Ramirez and I are leaning against a wall. Ariana Brown from the University of Texas has just performed a piece, and hundreds of people in the crowd explode in

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