Bianca Swift - Photo by Eric David Herrera


Stacey Waite
Coach and Associate Professor

Opportunity for undergraduate students — Available in fall and spring

Ignited by UNL’s Composition and Rhetoric program’s former MA students, Reagan Myers and Gina Tranisi, UNL's Slam Poetry team is a proud part of our English Department and competes each year at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). The team holds monthly poetry slams on campus and considers themselves a rhetorical and artistic force for social justice at UNL.

Coached by UNL Associate Professor in our Composition and Rhetoric program, Stacey Waite, the success of our poetry team owes a great debt to Nebraska Writers Collective's Louder than a Bomb-Great Plains high school poetry program, from which many of our poets learn to write and perform at very high levels. Students in our program often intern with youth writing programs like Louder than a Bomb-Great Plains.

Photo credit: Eric David Herrera