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Poetry Showcase Ft. The Retort United Slam Team

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The Poetry Showcase occures every three months at the New Holland Knickerbocker featuring talented spoken word artists and poets. The upcoming April event will feature The Retort United Slam Team. The Retort United Slam Team has represented Grand Rapids at the National Poetry Slam since 2017, competing against almost one hundred teams each year. And in 2018 they brought home the Third Place trophy from Group Piece finals at the National Poetry Slam! The team consists of new poets every year, determined by the year round slam which happens every second Monday at The Drunken Retort at Stella's Lounge. This year we have built another FIRE team, which will represent Grand Rapids at Rustbelt Poetry Slam in St. Louis, Missouri this June. Their feature at the Poetry Showcase at The Knickerbocker will include dynamic solo poems by Michaelyn Mankel, Sprout F. Gee, Gabby Sorge, and Mike Dykstra as well as group pieces that will blow you away!

Poetry Showcase Ft. The Retort United Slam Team