Our poets safely made their way to the University of La Verne, competing with, learning from, and making connections with spoken word poets from universities all over the country. The results from the competition can be viewed here http://www.acui.org/content.aspx?menu_id=14&id=18023. As they are made available, links to videos and photos from the competition will be made available, and rewards for your donations are forthcoming. Thanks everyone again for your generous support. This past year has been an incredible period of growth for our organization, and CUPSI has helped us as individuals and as a group to more fully realize our potential, and to get out there and make ourselves known.
Thank you so much to everyone that contributed. We've reached our funding goal, and came out with roughly $1400 to help send our poets to CUPSI in California. They leave on Tuesday, and compete Wednesday. We will be sure to keep you posted on their progress, and rewards will be sent out in the coming months.
We have attended the National Poets Invitational for the last four years and hope to continue to represent the college in the literary art form that has become “Slam Poetry”.
The conference will be hosted from April 18th- April 21st at the
University of La Verne. We are currently fundraising in order to cover
the cost of our flights, as well as lodging which comes to a total of
$2,500 not including the generous donation of The Office of
Multicultural Programs & Services who have committed to cover our
registration fee of $500.
Logistical Break Down of Expenses- Please Click HERE.
Keep in mind that we attend this invitational with the intention to not only learn from others and the experience, but also bring the tools we will learn back with us to share with the Geneseo Community. We hope to improve our programing on the campus and strategies to better introduce the literary art form that is spoken word through workshop events and open mics.
The Geneseo Poets’ Society will GAIN and APPLY these collegiate outcomes:
Students will compete at the same level as Private and Ivy League universities (Brown, Yale, NYU, Dartmouth, UPenn, Middlebury, Wesleyan, Clark, etc.)
Students will be able to express ideas, identify behaviors, and actualize practices that promote social justice and equity.
Students will be able to demonstrate techniques and utilize tools from workshops to interrupt micro-aggressions and bias behaviors that adversely impact under-represented communities.
Students will support campus cultural groups and programming, allowing other students to maintain cultural practices, but also introduce them to the student populous witch allows for co curricular learning out side of the classroom.
It is a diverse collection of poetry from the largest group of poets Geneseo has had yet.
We are very happy to finally be SELF-PUBLISHING our work and laying a strong foundation for the generation that follows us
The Geneseo Spoken Word Poets have been in existence and attending the National Poetry Invitational since 2008. During the Fall of 2012, the group achieved school recognition by SUNY Geneseo.
Since then, the student poets have created programs and events collaborating with both student groups and college departments,
- Invisible Children,
- Women’s Action Coalition
- Multicultural Programs & Services
- College Union & Activities
- LLB Galleries.
If you want to collaborate in the future feel free to email us at SUNYGPS@Gmail.com
We are past our mark, BUT don't stop yet! We have reached our goal on kick starter but this doesn't mean we have reached our goal and covered
the full weight of our expenses. OVER ALL we need $2,500. We are
cultivating different spheres of fund raising in order to meet that
amount. Please keep supporting and sharing our cause!!!!
THIS IS A TRUE UNDER DOG STORY
Pledge $5 or more
An electronic copy of our Chapbook, which includes all varieties of poetry from all of our poets.
Pledge $10 or more
An electronic copy of our Chapbook, and a custom made, Geneseo Slam Poetry pin.
Pledge $25 or more
A physical copy, mailed at our expense, of our Chapbook, which includes a variety of poems from all of our poets as well as signatures.
Pledge $50 or more
A custom poem of up to 500 words written by one of our poets for you! You chose the context. Those who donate $50 or more will also receive a pin and a physical copy of our Chapbook (while supplies last)
We will be performing our spoken word pieces and will also be offering workshops where you can work on your own writing and share your creations with the world!
For a tentative list of Dates, and Locations Please Click HERE.
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