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    Poetry News: Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen

    Not too long ago I came across a writer in poetry class who has consumed my thoughts on words and twisted them into an even more profound place within the power of language. Among the poetry…

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    My Gender Identity Is…

    Sitting in on writing sessions for CSW’s House Ensemble is both a learning process to observe and engage. The bouncing around of ideas and the courage of words that live in us should never be undermined….

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    An Intern’s Recollection

    I am ecstatic and extremely grateful that I have gotten the chance to work with Chicago Slam Works, for it’s mission and pursuit is “igniting poetry through performance.” As a theatre artist and writer, this combination…

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    “Have A Great Summer” asks you “Is This Really All There Is?”

      “Have A Great Summer” premiering at Stage 773 on May 1st, is the third installment of the Chicago Slam Works House Ensemble directed by J.W. Basilo. As with previous shows the Ensemble has written and…