Shawnee Mission West's online student newspaper

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Are You Starving for Some Poetry?

“Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.” –W.H Auden


Starving Artists is a spoken word poetry club founded last year by graduate Alexis Patterson and senior Jordan Tyler. Patterson and Tyler approached Writers’ Workshop teacher Dylan Carter about the idea to create an after school club to perfect and critique performance pieces instead of just in-class free writes.

The club has a core group of 20 members, and is always looking for more members. Last year, they teamed up with Out of Hand to raise money for the literary art magazine where students submit writing. Last year, Starving Artists and Out of Hand hosted The Feast and The Leftovers, open mic nights held at the school.

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“If you enjoy words, poetry, any form of talking, reading, Writers’ Workshop, eating, sleeping, anything- get down to 12A,” second year member and senior Brianna Cole said.

Starving Artists has their first meeting September 9 at 3:00 in room 12A and meets every other Monday.

“If you are interesting in joining, bring a performance piece and be ready to bathe in other’s words,” Cole said.

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