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    A look ahead to Redlined

    Hot off the release of their last show One Day When We Are All Robots, the Chicago Slam Works House Ensemble is busy working on their new show with its working title Redlined. Whereas Robots had…

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    Poetry and Painting with Emily Calvo

    Emily Calvo is writer, painter, and freelance marketing director with a vivacity that belies her recent recovery from cancer.  She just released a book called Lending Color to the Otherwise Absurd, which allows her to combine her…

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    What to look forward to in Slam 101

    www.chicagoslamworks.com/slam-u/ I’d worked an eight hour day, hopped on the L to go home but as I left the station I turned right instead of left. A few blocks away is a little Yoga studio next…

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    CSW’s First Ever Meme Contest!

    What’s more meme-worthy than poets? We are having a contest to find the best @ChicagoSlam meme. The rules are simple: the meme must be about poetry and must have @ChicagoSlam somewhere on the image. Feel free…