Dave Harris is a spoken word poet and playwright from West Philly. As a playwright, his plays have been featured at Philadelphia Young Playwrights, the Yale Repertory Theater, New Haven Arts and Humanities Co-Op, and the Annual Festival of New Work. As a poet, his work has been published in Button Poetry, Upworthy, and the Huffington Post amongst others. He is the current Rustbelt Individual Poetry Slam Champion. He loves all his mothers.
Moose Song is a Korean-American poet representing Bowling Green, Kentucky. While attending Vanderbilt University, Moose was fortunate enough to rediscover his love for poetry through Vanderbilt Spoken Word. Moose graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in the Spring of 2015. Currently, he is working as a research assistant at UT Southwestern and continues to explore poetry in Dallas.
Emma Rebholz is a sophomore Writing, Literature, and Publishing major at Emerson College who has a lot of feelings. Like, so many. Her poetry has been previously published by Voicemail Poems and The Emerson Review. She probably wants to be your friend.
Cassandra Euphrat Weston is a performance poet and cheesecake enthusiast living in the Boston area. She has performed at colleges across New England as one half of the spoken word poetry duo About That Elephant and was a member of the team that won the Pushing the Art Forward award at CUPSI 2014. Over the past five years, she has been a competitor, coach, and organizer at youth, college, and adult poetry slams ranging from her living room to national stages. She is slow to adapt to Twitter.
AriDy Nox is obsessed with imagining black people into the future. An afrofuturist griot, through her stories, whether they be poems, films, musicals or novels, she tells of her people: those who are marginalized and oppressed, and yet find ways to be free in spite of it.
Marshall “Gripp” Gillson is a nerd by day and a poet/rapper by day also. He has been an active slam poet since 2008, representing five different venues in four different states in national competition. As the 2014 Providence Grand Slam champion, he placed 15th in the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. He is also the founder and editor of the independent literary magazine The Misanthropy and boasts publications in Maps for Teeth, Three Line Poetry, the depression-themed anthology Light as a Feather, as well as several self-published chapbooks.
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