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The Sunday Evening Slam Photo Series

Starting tonight we’ll be posting a weekly series of photographs showing off images of poets as we head into the 2011 National Poetry Slam to be held in Boston and Cambridge from August 8 through August 13. Come and join us!

We start off this series of weekly Sunday evening photos in an appropriate way, this one comes from the Spring of 2007 at the YMCA Theater in Cambridge MA. On the far left is the none other than the Slam Papi himself, the creator and founder of the poetry slam movement, Marc Smith. And just as befits this beginning, way over on the far right is Michael Brown co-founder of the Boston Poetry Slam.

For a supporting cast, we have former Slam Champion Regie Gibson, Jerome Deupree (p/o the Jeff Robinson Trio & the original drummer for Morphine), artist and award winning poet Iyeoka Okoawo, and tucked behind Michael is the fabulous bassist Blake Newman (p/o the Jeff Robinson Trio).

See you next week.

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