Natalie Illum

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Natalie E. Illum is a poet, activist and storylteller living in Washignton D.C. Her work has appeared in Word Warriors: 35 Women of the Spokenword Revolution and Full Moon on K Street, as well as in Feminist Studies and on NPR's Snap Judgement. She has competed on the National Poetry Slam circuit since 2008, and is the 2013 Beltway Grand Slam Champion. Natalie has performed with many artists across the United States, including Michelle Tea, Eileen Myles, Buddy Wakefield and Andrea Gibson. Her writing centers around disability, identity, and autobiography. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from American University, and teaches workshops in a variety of venues.

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