Marching the traditional academy road and teaching creative writing at a private university can begin to reduce poetry to the canon. Mix in a little Baptist history, and things can spiral toward family-friendly. This month, one of my creative nonfiction students invited me to the Soapboxing Poetry Slam at the Artist’s Quarter in St. Paul.
So now, a little counterpoint from some local poets:
Toussaint Morrison – “Jenny”
Michael Lee – “Anvils (Dear America)”
Paul Dosh – “Quality Education”
Dylan Garity – “Live”