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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 … Continue reading

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National Poetry Slam Finals

Saturday night, Berklee Performance Center, Boston MA Photos by Richard Beaubien

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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 … Continue reading

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Group Finals at the Middle East Downstairs

Austin Poetry Slam (Austin, TX) The Intangible Slam (New York City, NY) ABQ Slams (Albuquerque, NM) Dallas Poetry Slam (Dallas, TX) Elevated! (San Diego, CA) Houston Poetry Slam (Houston, TX) Knoxville Poetry Slam (Knoxville, TN) Austin Neo Soul (Austin, TX) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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Middle East Downstairs Semi-Final (Bout 1)

Soapboxing (St.Paul) Beltway (Washington, D.C.), louderARTS (New York City) WU Slam (St. Louis) Writing Wrongs (Columbus) Photos by Jeff Tamagini

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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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Friday Masquerade Reading at Rodney’s Bookstore

Photos by John Tammaro

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