This is the official blog of Northern Arizona slam poet Christopher Fox Graham. Begun in 2002, and transferred to blogspot in 2006, FoxTheBlog has recorded more than 423,000 hits since 2009. This blog cover's Graham's poetry, the Arizona poetry slam community and offers tips for slam poets from sources around the Internet. Read CFG's full biography here. Looking for just that one poem? You know the one ... click here to find it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Poets in the Sept 11 Slam: Jessica Laurel Reese

Jessica Laurel Reese was spawned from two artists and grew up in Marin County, California.

Reese began writing poetry at the age of nine and was published in a national anthology at the age of 12. She discovered slam poetry by noticing a sandwich board outside the Starry Plough in Berkeley when she was an art student in Oakland, California.

Reese has slammed in Berkeley, at Jaime DeWolf’s Tourette’s Without Regrets in Oakland, and won the Art Has Power slam recently at Yavapai College.

Reese has found many creative outlets through the years, but writing has always been the cheapest and easiest means of expressing herself. She’s left-handed, loves oysters, and always makes complete stops at stop signs, even when no one else is around.

Reese currently lives in Sedona where she moved in April 2009, and where she has accelerated her passion to write and perform.

Sign up for the Sedona Poetry Slam on Friday, Sept. 11, by e-mail to foxthepoet@yahoo.com.

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