It’s that time of year again! And this year’s Slam Team is gearing up for CUPSI with writing workshops, practices and rehearsals. This year’s team features Darius Simpson, Sarah Shannon, Larissa Laslo, Divyne Harris, and Krystal Bush and will be coached by a graduate who has frequented the CUPSI stage, Nadine Marshall.
The College Union’s Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) is an annual slam competition hosted for undergraduate poets. The competition is judged by a set of randomly selected audience members who listen to the original pieces and judge each poet on a scale from one to ten. The judging is based on the content, presentation and length of the poems.
Last year’s EMU Slam Team ranked 13th in the nation and the current team has been working hard to bring a trophy home. The competition will take place at Barnard College in New York City April 3rd-6th.
Wish me luck ☺