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Tomorrow night at BREC Independence Park Theatre I will be featuring in a spoken word show with four of my favorite people. This will only be my fourth featured performance (and last) of this year and I couldn’t think of a better show to round out the year with. I look forward to seeing these poets electrify the stage and you should be there to witness. 7pm. $10 cover. Tickets can be purchased at the door. #WordOfMouth

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#WordOfMouth Friday, September 19th. BREC Independence Park Theater. Me x @rodrickm x @reminiscellc x @bcuzimchelsea x @desireedallagiacomo. Get tickets in advance or the night of the show!

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Limited Edition (20 copies) print of Thighs by Desireé Dallagiacomo (me!)- and you get to help me compete at IWPS!

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Hey, Tumblrers.

SO, I’ll be representing Baton Rouge at The Individual World Poetry Slam, and I am so so honored to be doing that. It is a great AND EXPENSIVE honor. Due to the “expensive” part of this honor, I’m packaging limited edition poem gift bags and selling them to YOU!

HERE’S…

14 poem packages left!

11 left! Holy smokes!

9 left (sorry for the flood of posts, BUT IM SO EXCITED) !!

7 left! So close to my goal!

6 left! ALSO, this is the only publication of ‘Thighs’ anywhere, ever. 6 more orders, and then my goal is met! Y’all are the best!

3 left! Fingers crossed they’re gone by the end of the night!

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Will Darren Wilson ever be arrested?

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There’s no envy of the survivors
the accordian lungs
drum n bass hearts
electric pulses
the eyes that catch sunrises

There’s no fortune in mortality
only the grind of get up
struggle
fail
try again
love
hurt
smile
search
climb
try try try

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African American.
Latino American.
Asian American.
Arab American.
Indian American.
NATIVE American.

American.

Most of us will never know what it is
to not live this citizenry as
a prefix
a preface
an explanation
an apology

In case you were wondering about privilege.

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Police brutality in Ferguson costs taxpayers millions.

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September 19th. #WordOfMouth at BREC Independence Park Theater. Featuring Rodrick Minor, Desiree Dallagiacomo, Leslie D!, Chelsea Murry & Donney Rose. Tickets available now! #spokenword #show #brec #performances #poets #BatonRouge

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I have spent the year in silence
Seemingly, rehearsing for a world where
my voice no longer exists
I have spent most of my evenings
lying stiff on my back
dark curtains closed
in my best coffin position
I have told myself far worse things
than the doctor has
proclaiming “realism” over good ol’ fashion
faith
as if I was never able to move mountains
as if I never learned how to take flight.

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Because it would not be Eclectic Truth on Tuesday without there being at least a chance of storm. Whatever. They make rain coats and umbrellas. Come out to the new spot. 427 Laurel St. Arts Council bldg, 2nd floor. #poetry #openmic #slam #tuesdays #eclectictruth #batonrouge