Thank you!

We did it! The 2011 National Poetry Slam has come and gone, and we at the host city committee owe a great debt of thanks to all of you who attended, volunteered, watched, and judged our events. We are especially thankful to those of you who waited so...
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Saturday Make-Up SemiFinal (Bout 4)

First off we need to thank local Poet Richard Cambridge for helping to make this event possible, and the staff at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church for stepping up to provide us with a venue to redo the YMCA SemiFinal Bout after Friday night’s misfortune. Lastly to the...
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Middle East Upstairs Semi-Final (Bout 2)

What a show. The place was packed to the rafters. The teams threw down some of their best stuff, all preceded by Scott Woods introducing the Rookie Showcase. Rocky and the team kept us together, the hosting was slick, the crowd live. Ok, photographically, the lighting was –...
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Brattle Theatre Semi-Final (Bout 3)

SlamMN! (Minneapolis, MN) Da Poetry Lounge (Hollywood, CA) Nuyorican (New York City, NY) SlamCharlotte (Charlotte, NC) Second Tuesday Slam (Portland, ME)                           Photos by Jonathan Weiskopf
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YMCA Semi-Final (Bout 4 – 1st attempt)

This semi-final bout will be remembered for a long time. It was interrupted by a fire, hampered by a noise regulation, and finally ended by a poet’s medical emergency. The entire bout had to be re-done on Saturday. Berkeley Poetry Slam (Berkeley, CA) Legendary Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz,...
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