More than 20 student poets read original poems at IUP Punxsutawney’s annual Poetry Slam on November 18, 2013. The winning poem, “I Want My Love Back,” was written and performed by La’Nier Corbett.
The event was organized by IUP Punxsutawney Writing Center Director Lynn Shelly and English graduate assistant Kathleen Hynes.
Students jammed the dining commons of the Punxsutawney campus to hear their fellow students’ poetry and take part in the event. Many of the poems were from the heart, and the judges had the difficult job of choosing the evening’s best poem.
Taylor Bush served as MC of the event, and Manny Depas was the DJ. Both are members of the Punxsy Poets Society, a group that meets weekly in the writing center and is expertly facilitated by Hynes.
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