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Friday, August 7, 2009

Phoenix National Poetry Slam Team's Semi-Final Bout at NPS

The Phoenix National Poetry Slam Team will compete in the semi-final bout at The Lounge in West Palm Beach, Fla., at 8 p.m., Eastern Time.

The slam will open with the WoWPS Showcase, featuring four poets:
Ocean, from SlamCharlotte, T. Miller, from Detroit, Queen Sheba, from SlamCharlotte, and Jude Fageas, from Slam Nuatl.

The Phoenix National Poetry Slam Team includes NORAZ Poets alumnus Aaron Johnson, left, The Klute, Ed Mabrey and Myrlin Hepworth. Break a leg.

The Bout:
Phoenix Downtown (16th)

Oklahoma City's IAO Wayward Slam (2nd)
Albuquerque's ABQ Slam (7th)
Atlanta's Java Monkey (10th)
Philadelphia's The Fuze (19th)

The bout will be hosted by Seth Walker and bout managed by Sean McGarrigle and one of my favorite Texas poets, Bob "Whoopeecat" Stephenson (on his motorcycle at the 2005 National Poetry Slam in Albuquerque, N.M.)

1 comment:

theklute said...

For the record, here's what we did:

1st Round: "Let Them Have Art" (duet between Ed Mabrey and Myrlin Hepworth*) - 27.2

2nd Round: "Gregory Hines" (solo piece, Ed Mabrey) - 29.7

3rd Round: "The Merit Badge of Pain" (quartet Ed Mabrey, Aaron Johnson, The Klute*, Myrlin Hepworth) - 29.8

4th Round: "Alzheimer's Poetry Project" (trio - Ed Mabrey, Myrlin Hepworth, Aaron Johnson*): 29.8

* - indicates primary author