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We've brought spoken word to Geneseo, and now we're ready to show CUPSI what we're made of. Help us get there.
We've brought spoken word to Geneseo, and now we're ready to show CUPSI what we're made of. Help us get there.
34 backers pledged $1,510 to help bring this project to life.


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.

"Scribbles" ~ " A Collection of Poetry, by the Geneseo Poets' Society" In order to raise money for our invitation to California to compete in the National Poetry Competition, we have put together a small book of poetry to help sell and help fund our trip.

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,

Such as:

  1. Invisible Children,
  2. Women’s Action Coalition
  3. Multicultural Programs & Services
  4. College Union & Activities
  5. LLB Galleries.
Just to name a few.

If you want to collaborate in the future feel free to email us at

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!!!!


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

Limited Reward: 29 of 30 remaining

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

Limited Reward: 4 of 5 remaining

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)

The Geneseo Poets' Society Presents ~Dorm Storm In honor of National Poetry Month, we are traveling and spreading the joy that is poetry. So prepare your ears and snapping fingers, we're on our way!

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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