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How to Be an Adult

So, I was going to try and share the writing challenges daily, but I fell behind. Not all of them were gold, but I will share a few of the pieces that I really enjoyed writing. 6 – How to be an adult put your toys away all the way away use capitalization write lists…

NaPoMo 1/30

Break/fast Morning. She tells me she is hungry. I present my empty hands outstretched palms up to show her all that I had to offer. This isn’t enough for someone who dry swallows tornadoes without even blinking.   I try to feed her my dreams. Here is a melting blue guitar. Here is an ocean…

NaCL: Salt City Slam Genesis Bout – God

The third part of the Salt City Slam Genesis Bout: God This piece was written and performed by me, Gray. It would be arrogant of me to do a deep mine of this piece, since it’s my own piece. I’ll just note a couple things: I started the piece with “Dear Children,” to echo how…

NaCL: Salt City Slam Genesis Bout – Adam

This is part two of the Salt City Slam Genesis Bout. This piece, composed and performed by Salt Lake Poet luminary, Brian Frandsen, is from Adam’s perspective. In the biblical telling, Adam, like Lucifer, also falls from the grace of God and is cast out from the Garden of Eden rather than from Heaven or…

NaCL: Salt City Slam Genesis Bout – Lucifer

Jesse Parent​, Lucifer, Salt City Slam Concept Bout, National Poetry Slam, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2012. With the passing of the National Poetry Slam due to the the collapse of Poetry Slam Inc, one type of performance poetry that may become obsolete is the concept bout. Playing off of the bout structure of four teams and…

NaCl Blog of Performance Poetry: The First Post

Where to start in a blog about performance poetry? First of all — the name. For now, I’ve settled on NaCl Blog of Performance Poetry. NaCl is sodium chloride, or salt. I’m from Salt Lake City. I’m open to suggestions. My original idea for this blog was to find a performance poem I could dissect…

Featured Performance Poem Blog

There’s a lot of slam and performance poems popping up all over the internet. The lead purveyor of performance poets has been Button Poetry for the past several years, and had contributed to the overall demand of performance poems (full disclosure: I have a poem up on Button). Recently, new channels have sprung up, such…

Status Update 1

In which I chronicle the newsfeed from Facebook. Taken from the first few lines of the first ten status updates in the newsfeed of Facebook. Some of these have been altered slightly to maintain user anonymity. 8/14/2017 12:41am People equating Black Lives Matter to Nazis is beyond ridiculous. Custom Business Cards — 100% satisfaction guarantee….

List of Lasts.

List of Lasts. When you fall in love there will be a lot of lasts. The last time you do this the last time you do that. There will be the last time you leave your socks in the middle of the floor. for instance. or, the last time you neglect to remove the toothpaste…

Parachute Poetry Project

Submit! I am producing a unique “journal,” and I am looking for your writing. I am looking for around 50 or more small poems, microfiction, nanofiction, vignettes, haikus, and so forth, no longer than 150 words. This is not a strict limitation, and you may exceed this number of words. Why so short? Because, if…