Slam on the Hill

What: Slam on the Hill

Where: Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium, The Kaufmann Center

When: Friday, October 13 at 7:30pm


The three artists performing are:
Danez Smith is a recipient of a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Award. Danez Smith is a black, queer, poz writer and performer from St. Paul Minnesota. Danez is the author of [insert] Boy (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press, 2017). Danez is also the author of two chapbooks, Hands on Your Knees (2013, Pensmanship Books) and Black Movie (2015, Button Poetry), winner of the Button Poetry Prize. Danez is a two-time individual World Poetry Slam finalist, three-time Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion, and founding member of the Dark Noise Collective.

Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist, poet, essayist and educator. Her research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of those forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. She is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago. In 2018, she will begin as Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Currently, she is developing a book based on her dissertation, “Shuttered Schools in the Black Metropolis: Race, History, and Discourse on Chicago’s South Side,” which explores the 2013 public school closures in Chicago and the structural history of race and racism in Chicago’s Bronzeville community. Dr. Ewing is the current President of the Board of Directors of MassLEAP, a non-profit organization dedicated to building and supporting spaces for positive youth development through spoken word poetry forums throughout Massachusetts.

Hieu Minh Nguyen is a 2017 recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Award and author of This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Press, 2014), which was a finalist for both a Minnesota Book Award and a Lambda Literary Award. A queer Vietnamese American poet, Hieu is a Kundiman Fellow and poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine. A decorated slam poet, Hieu has performed and competed at national and international poetry slams since the age of 16. His second collection of poetry, Not Here, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press. Hieu is a nationally touring poet, performer, and teaching artist living in Minnesota.

A block of complimentary tickets have become available for Carlow students. If you would like one, contact so I that can add your name to the list. The tickets will be available at the door.