Next Tuesday, April 8, the MSU Slam Team is sponsoring a performance by slam poet Buddy Wakefield.
MSU Slam Team Vice President Marianne Caddy said Wakefield has visited campus once before for a workshop.
“It was so meaningful to a lot of people that I wanted to make sure it happened again,” Caddy, 20, said. “He’s so uniquely himself and so true.”
The performance starts at 7:00 p.m. in Snyder Hall in the LookOut! Gallery. A $7 donation at the door is requested, but not necessary.
Caddy said she hopes that people will come to the reading to hear the messages in Wakefield’s poems – something she found helpful last year.
“Personally, last year, that performance was at a transitional point in my life, and the messages he sends through his poetry were something I needed to get through the things I was dealing with,” Caddy said.
For more information, check out the MSU Slam Poetry Team’s Facebook page. The group meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in MSU’s Bessey Hall in the Writing Center.