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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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Head to Head Haiku Finals

It came down to a dead heat with one last in-your-face throw-down and Nicole Homer walked away with the title. Photos by Richard Beaubien                      
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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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American Sign Language Showcase

Poet, interpreter, and host Mona Jean Cedar put together a showcase of students, interpreters and members of the Deaf community. For those of you who did not make it to this event you missed something special. These few photos tell only a small part of the story –...
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