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Seven poets remain in Last Poet Standing

The latest winner on Last Poet Standing was Steven Duncan who was granted immunity the second week in a row.

The Last Poet Standing theme for Thursday was “heroes;” the competing poets put together their poems based off their own original heroes. The heroes included Compass Man, Emotional Empathy Man and other unique figures.

Next week contestants will recite poems based off books they receive from other contestants, including “Frankenstein,” “Warm Bodies,” “Othello” and other contestants’ favorites.

Each week, at least one contestant goes home after the audience votes on their favorite poems given. Votes are cast via text message to a number provided at the event.

Andrew Horner, a junior studying economics, was the contestant eliminated from Last Poet Standing this week.

This is Horner’s second year competing in Last Poet Standing.

“It’s fun to get a prompt to write something. It’s tough and it works my brain out. With this poetry, it’s just as much entertaining as it is poetry,” Horner said.

He told contestants to try and put more effort when they practice their poems. And also to try to make it more entertaining for audience members.

Last Poet Standing takes place on Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the Manwaring Center.

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